Does you GI specialize in UC or IBD? If not, I would ask for a referral to one who does. UC can have D or C - depending on person and severity.
From what you said about
your c-scope results, it sounds like you have inflammation throughout the entire colon (aka pan-colitis) with the left side being worse. After you peruse the old posts (great info in them) you'll see a constant theme: inflammation starts in the rectum and moves upward.
What you're experiencing is NOT okay. Your doctor's goal should be to get you into remission (no symptoms) with meds. Flaring should not be a permanent state - the inflammation can eventually cause cancer - hence the importance of meds.
How much Lialda are you taking? Have you been checked for anemia?
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Pan-colitis and GERD diagnosed May 2003
Osteopenia diagnosed Feb 2006
Status: Flaring :(
40mg pred, Asacol 12 per day, Azathioprine 75mg, Rowasa, Canasa, Aciphex, Forvia, and Pro-Bio