Welcome to HealingWell, Mitch. As Red said, educating yourself on this disease can help a lot. We find that there are things that help a lot of us that most GI's don't mention.
One of the things you can do to help your colon heal is to start taking a good probiotic. These contain the "good" bacteria which are normally there to maintain colon health, but which are often deficient in UC. I believe you're in the UK from your posting, so I'm not sure what is available there, but your chemist could probably tell you. A lot of us here take Culturelle, Primadophilus Reuteri or VSL #3.
Take care, and keep taking your medication even if it doesn't seem to be helping at first. As Red told you, healing takes time.
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.
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