Hi...welcome to the forum.
Your doc has NOT exhausted any of the first-line meds....Call and request a rectal 5ASA retention enema....It'll help with rectal and sigmoid inflammation....
Is your UC throughout or limited?
There are varying degrees of inflammation....bleeding is to the point of more fragile tissue....you should never have to wait till you get to that point.
You don't have to be on prednisone...please consier the rectal meds.
*Heather*Status: mini flare Dec 28... tapered to every 4th night
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~5ASA: Asacol (6 daily) + Salofalk enemas (increase for flares tapered to maintenance)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed
~Probiotic 3(Natural Factors Protec) bedtime + 1 (Primadophilus Reuteri) occasionally
~multi-digestive enzymes as needed ....zymactive 3 - 5x daily
~Ranitidine,Pariet (reflux) Effexor XR 75mg; Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS" worth it !!!