I had the most wonderful three week remission after taking iv antibotics for 3 1/2 days. It was awful while I was actually having the antibiotics pumped into me, but a few days after I got home from the hospital all of the UC nonscense stopped completely. Even the pain was gone. I thought I was cured! I think the name of the drug was something like zosin? I ended up with a bad yeast infection though.