24 Years Old, COLITIS and FLARING

I am 24 years old and have had Ulcerative Colitis since I was 16 years old.

I am in a flare again after giving birth to my son. I have been on Asacol ( and I am still taking that today 12 pills a day) they also have me on Azathioprine and I take 3 of those pills a day. They have put me on steroids on and off over the past years and they help with the flare up but they don’t want me on them anymore. The flare up I am in now just won’t give… bleeding is picking up and not slowing down and my stomach pain is getting pretty bad. I went to see the doctor and they are just saying to keep taking the medicaition and it should stop… hasn’t so far. Been at least 3 months. Let me know if anyone has any other ideas. I go back to the doctor on the 17th and hopefully will get some more help then (will be seeing a new doctor).


Submitted by “Steph” in the “Colitis Venting Area


2 thoughts on “24 Years Old, COLITIS and FLARING”

  1. You might want to get a second opinion from another Doc my Doc told me that asacol is worthless and just alot of pills you have to take there is so many other drugs out there now you just need to find the one taht works for you …. Ive had UC for 13 years and I cant get off the prednisone at all costs try to get off it of you are taking it ….best wishes and hope all goes well for you

  2. I would have to agree with Bryan, Ascol is worthless. My doctor kept telling me that I needed to take it and eventually the bleeding will go away. It didn’t. Honestly, I slowly tried to diary what I eat and how it affects me, and I stopped taking Ascol cold turkey (haven’t told me doctor), but I feel so much better, it somehow lessen my toilet runs.

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