geezernow: thanks for the good wishes, always appreciated.
I think my doctor would probably be quite alarmed if I asked for your meds, barbiturates are hardly ever prescribed here! But he's given me some benzodiazepines, maybe I'll stop being a wuss and try one.
DB: I've tried zolpidem (same thing as Ambien), but alas, horrible headache. Might ask if there's anything else with a time-release I can take though, thanks for the tip.
Had UC since Nov 2011. Allergic to mesalamine. Can't take steroids. Some luck with VSL3, l-glutamine and diet. In remission since June 2013 via nicotine.
Flaring again 22 Jul 2016
Flare over 22 August! Hooray.
Flare III Jan 15 2018. Bah.