Welcome to the forum, ucat. Some additional information would help. Where in the colon is your UC located? What drugs have been tried? Are you using any rectal medications?
The information on birth control pills and UC is unclear. There have been a couple of small studies that suggested women on the pill have a higher rate of UC, but then the larger follow-up studies haven't shown a clear relationship. Perhaps someone else here is taking Mirena and can help out with that.
I hear you on the pred. I broke both of the bones in my lower left leg and I don't know to this day how I did it.
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Moderate to severe left-sided UC (21 cm) diagnosed 2001.
Asacol, Rowasa, Pentasa, Prednisone, Entocort, Azathioprine
Colazal, Remicade, Nature's Way Primadophilus Reuteri.
In remission since April, 2006. Remicade has been my wonder drug.