Posted 10/23/2017 8:33 AM (GMT -6)
If you are without insurance, you can ask your gasteroenteroligist for free samples of Lialda/Delzicol/Apriso. I've been given 30 day supplies for free before. You can also ask for a prescription for Sulfasalazine which costs less than $100 a month without an insurance policy (I've heard $80-ish for a 30-day supply).
Certainly try and get back on insurance as quickly as you can. If you lost your job you can often get COBRA insurance. Ask if you qualify for Medicaid, can buy insurance on the health exchanges, etc.
UC is a very expensive condition to have and being insured is paramount. Bad flares can hospitalize us, any number of complications can pop up (pancreatitis, infections, c diff amongst other things).