Ashley, you can ask your doctor about
Humira. It's another biologic that people with UC can try after Remicade fails, or if they are allergic to Remicade. It's not yet approved for UC, but since it seems that Remicade is failing, your insurance might cover it. Or, have you thought about
loading up on some probiotics as it seems this flare was antibiotic-induced? Maybe if you can restore your good gut bacteria you'll be ok.
edfish, moving to Asia would very likely make my colitis worse. Family is very important to me, and it would stress me beyond belief that I would rarely see them. Also, I can't imagine living in a country where I can't speak the language and I'd probably not like the huge difference in food, either. So, it's not a cure for everyone...it helped you, but it certainly won't help everyone.
Status: Remission since late May 2009!
Symptoms began in November 2008, ~4 weeks after giving birth to my son.
Diagnosed with pancolitis on 1/30/09
Currently taking Asacol (400mg 4 pills 3x daily), Rowasa twice weekly, Natural Factors Ultimate probiotic 12/12 Formula, and Zoloft (25 mg).