Definitely don't give her the Alli. It works by preventing the body from absorbing fat, and gives a lot of people fatty diarrhea. For a UC-er, it would be a nightmare, probably.
My suspicion is that the extra pounds are related to the steroids and will come off again after she tapers off them. Also, she'll hopefully feel so much better that she will be able to be more active.
Moderate to severe left-sided UC diagnosed 2001.
Current meds are Colazal, Azathioprine and Remicade. Completely off steroids for more than a year now! In remission since April, 2006. Remicade has been my wonder drug.
Now tapering Azathioprine, please pray for me.
"If you spend your time second-guessing your past decisions, you'll never have time to enjoy today."