I am so sorry to hear of your condition and pain. Too much for your age without getting support from somewhere.
Is it possible to talk to your parents and ask about
whether their insurance plan would allow you to be added? Someone your age usually costs MUCH much less than an older adult and it would be the best way for you to get treated.
What you may not know is that people without insurance pay more for treatment (especially emergency room) than insured peeps.
Having insurance pays for itself quickly if you have a condition like UC.
Besides the pain do you also have other symptoms? Bleeding, diahrrea (we say D here), urgency?
As you will read here some people have pain and some don't.
As mentioned some people had a bad reaction to pred such as pain.
Did you have pain BEFORE the pred?
What symptoms caused your doc to prescibe pred?
It's going to be tough to get pain meds at the emergency room. They deal with people who come in just to score legal drugs so they treat everyone in pain as if they might be faking. And before you start pain meds it's important to figure out WHY you have pain.
Some people take other types of medication to relieve pain from ulcers and you need a good doctor to sort that out.
That's really the bottom line--you need a good GI doctor, not the one you have (with or without insurance).
Don't wait, your health is important and you can't live in pain.
In remission April 2010 after 10 years of suffering and no remission ever
Jan 2010 started SCD diet (modified to remove dairy, fruit & juices)
Gluten-free=bleeding stopped in 3 days, 95% remission in 5.5 months on SCD
at 5.5 month stage homemade yogurt, hard cheese and some fruit OK
SCD Diet: Gluten/grain-free, starch-free, low carb, low-sugar
Supplements: tsp. fish oil, Vit D3 5000 with oil/fat, veggie juice, sunflower seeds, VSL#3, (4) Citrucel, (1) turmeric capsule, (1) calcium
Highly recommend: the book "Life without Bread" and the Specific Carbohydrate Diet
Rx: (6) balsalazide daily, mesalamine enema occasionally