Coffee kept me going too, but I stopped drinking it a while back. I'd recommend trying a few days without coffee (even if you're only having decaff). You'll be surprised how soon you get used to not having it; and stopping coffee helped reduce the urgency of BMs significantly.
Instead of coffee, I drink a glass of fresh vegetable juice that's been diluted with an equal amount of water.
Marty: Regarding your coffee - I did alot of research after reading about low acid coffee on this forum. I've found a really good one that is also decaf which I've never used for two reasons - one it was usually awful and two, the chemicals they used to take the caffine out are worse for you than the caffine. It's Hevla - in decaf they make Dark Roast and Gourmet. I first bought two sample packs. It's really great. I have a sample package coming from the other mfg. of low acid coffee, Puroast. It's been great for me as I really think coffee was causing a speed up for me and this doesn't.
Diagnosed with LS UC 1984, suffered for 16 years, high doses Pred and eased off to Azulfidine; remission for 9 years, just flared recently. Asacol 3, 3x day; 20 ml. Pred.. Heading into remission again with addition of: prayer, deep breathing, walks on the beach and: 4-1000 mg.garlic twice daily; 2 zyflamend twice daily, SuperFoods RX multi-whole food vita twice daily, SuperFoods RX Omega 3; 3 Asacol 3 x day with 3 Vitamin Shoppe Ultimate 10 Probiotic; Metamucil morning and night - no dairy, hardly any coffee (Just added Hevla decaf), lots of water and green tea. Was using L-Glutamine but read that it can aggravate? Recently added: 1 scoop Greensplus Chia seeds and the vinegar and honey regimen.