Hi, I'm new here. I have had UC for about 15-20 years. I have flares off and on, and am in the middle of a pretty bad flare. It's going on the 7th week. I have been passing blood and going to the bathroom about 5-6 times a day. I just started Canasa, and am also seeing an acupuncturist for more holistic help. I usually let the symptoms clear up by themselves, but this time seems more difficult than usual. I am a vegetarian, and now have stopped milk products and wheat to try and let myself heal easier. I am really scared to take any oral medicines, as I am very sensitive and tend to have reactions. I was just wondering if anyone has any helpful tips.