I was diagnosed with left sided uc in 1999. During my first flare asacol alone put me into remission. During my next few flares I needed increasing amounts of rowasa/pentasa enemas plus the original asacol tp put me in remission. For the past 3 years, mesalamine has stopped working to put me in remission and I have had to use vaious forms of steroids to achieve remission.
How have medications worked you all? Do you think that this disease eventually becomes unresponsive to ever escalating medicinal interventions? My doc says no, that it is an unpredictable disease but I am not sure I believe him given my own experiences. What do you think?