Good poll but why did you stop with 41 + Years? I was diagnosed at age 43 and really don’t like being put in with 60 year olds and more. According to Medline Plus at:
“It may affect any age group, although there are peaks at ages 15 to 30 and then again at ages 50 to 70.”
Diagnosed in 2000 at age 43 with UC extending half way across transverse colon.
Allergic reaction to Asacol, Pentasa and Dipentum - can’t take any more 5ASAs.
Prednisone - worked well for 1 month, then side effects became unbearable.
6-MP - blood tests showed not metabolizing properly.
Corticosteroid enema, Flagyl, Ciprofloxin, VSL#3, Adacolumn Apheresis – no effect
Methotrexate with Remicade - 7 infusions with no improvement
Folic Acid and B12 injections.
Currently in Abatacept trial - waiting for remision