Hi and welcome,
Yep, sounds like UC to me too. I had the same exact symptoms when I was first diagnosed ten years ago. Since then I have had several flares. This last one was a doozy, lasted from beginning of April to Oct. I was on the prednisone fairly long and my GI doctor hates that, but hey, it works for me. I've been symptom free for almost two weeks and hoping and praying this remission lasts. However, now I have a horrible cold..grrrrrrr.
62 yr old granny. South Jersey
Diagnosed with ulcerative proctitis in 1998 in hospital
Hospitalized (2nd time) in May 2008
Update 11/03/08...finally in remission!! Hope I don't jinx myself. Off the prednisone since 11/01/08...now see if I can stay off for longer than two weeks. Other meds: 6MP (75 mgm), colazal (6 per day), Benicar and Toprol (high blood pressure meds), Probiotic (2 per day), fish oil capsule and multi-vitamin and calcium with vitamin D.