How did the ER make a definitive diagnosis? If it really does seem to be UC I am surprised your primary care is not suggesting a consult with a GI and possibly a colonoscopy. I wouldn't let it go too too long and get worse....if you are in an early stage you might be able to be treated and get it under control easier than letting it go too long and get too advanced. Just my opinion. I'd also ask my parents for their advice too. I know it must be an inconvenience with your classes etc. but most times it takes awhile to get appts lined up.....so at least set the wheels in motion for when school lets out to be ready to have a regimine set up to get this sorted out for you.
In the meantime read through these different threads - do's and don'ts that have helped others.
Some things as simple as boosting your pro biotic intake, eliminate alcohol, carbonated drinks, get plenty of rest, relaxation from stress, etc. Do some reading also to get better educated about
UC -- knowledge is power as you know. Good luck.
61 yr old male~Colitis 1st diagnosed Jan '05-cleared up within a few wks. Flared again in May '06 (now UC) & hospitalized 5/07-currently heading towards a remission. Osteopena of spine from prednisone DX 8/07 Oct 07 feeling quite normal most days. 150mg Imuran
Zero mg prednisone 12 Asacol, Lidocaine Hydrochloride Jelly 2%,multi vitamin, iron 1X day, DanActive, chewable calcium, fiber capsule 1x day, Prilosec 20mg, enalapril 10mg, glipizide 5 mg, zocor 40 mg, baby aspirin, (Fentanyl pain patch 50mg 72 hrs Morphine Sulf 15 mg twice daily)Cortifoam enema PM, Canasa suppositiry AM, folic acid 1mg, Fosamax 1x month