TusMom, I used prednisone for a flare back in February, and although it helped a lot, I still had bleeding occasionally and think I stayed in a kind of low level flare.
Then after some dental work and an antibiotic course this summer, I got worse again, and this time tried a hydrocortisone enema because I didn't want to begin yoyoing on prednisone. The enema has worked really well, I know I'm getting less cortisone in my system, and there are fewer side effects. I'd recommend you consider it as your next choice.
Oh, and I quit my generic mesalamine enema because I got worse when I used it. I always had more D on the days I used it.
Potato... Female, 58, dx 11/07 mild left sided ulcerative colitis (50 cm)
asacol 3 3x a day, cortenema (generic) pm
rowasa every other day
culturelle, benefiber wafers generic acidophilus, metamucil wafers, activia yogurt, spinach & sunflower diet, primadophilus reuteri
children's vitamin, Vitamin E 400 mg, omeprazole 2xday
oxazepam when needed, lomotil or ImodiumAD when needed
Yoga, meditation, The Work by Byron Katie, exercise at least 5 days a week