Wow! Lots of new members in this post! Welcome to Healingwell!
This disease can be highly disruptive to social lives. I found great support and friends when I found Healingwell! We're glad you found us!
queenofthethrone - LOVE the screen name!!! (Sorry I had to remove your email address - just want to prevent the spammers from finding it!)
30yoguy - have you ever used the rectal meds? Canasa? Rowasa? Hydrocort? (I know, I know - yuck! BUT they WORK!) Rowasa and Imuran got me off pred the last time - thank goodness!
Usually when 5ASAs don't work anymore the next step is immunosuppresants - Imuran or 6MP. After that - Remicade or Humira.
Have you considered probiotics?
Hope to see you around!
Pan-colitis and GERD diagnosed May 2003
Asacol 12 per day, Azathioprine 75mg, Rowasa and Canasa as needed
Aciphex, Effexor XR, BCP, Rhinocort nasal spray
Culturelle, Biotin, Folic Acid, Forvia, Calcium, and B12
Osteopenia (hip and spine) from prednisone use. Started Azathioprine because I was steroid dependent.
Co-Mod for the UC forum