Really, with any disease, there are no guarantees as to what medicine will work and what medicine won't. It's frustrating, yes, but just something that we have to deal with, unfortunately. And I've decided that I'm lucky that at least there is a CURE for this disease. Yes, having surgery to remove one's colon is a drastic step, but at least I know that if it comes down to it, I can be rid of this disease.
Symptoms began in November 2008, ~4 weeks after giving birth to my son.
Eased for ~3 weeks in December, possibly b/c of probiotic use?
Returned in January 2009 (with a vengeance), diagnosed with pancolitis on January 30.
Currently taking Asacol (400mg 4 pills 3x daily), Rowasa nightly,
40mg 30mg 20mg of Prednisone (quick taper), Culturelle probiotic, and Zoloft (25 mg).