Hi....truly, I don't think you're any where needing immunosuppressant meds.
Get on the Rowasa, use them nightly.
Is your UC diagnosis throughout your colon?
It seems right now your flare is limited to the rectum....hang tough...
You could add a fibre supplement to the mix to bulk up the stool a bit..make it soft, but "fluffier"...lol! maybe easier to expel.
Stress of college/university would be high...I would think that while you have the stress, you'll have some sort of gastro symptoms.
If you're having discomfort gut-wise, ask your doc for antispasmodics.
*Heather* Status..Asacol 6 (3 twice daily); enemas every 4th night
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed
~Probiotics....(Natural Factors Protec 2 or 3 + 1 or 2 Primadophilus Reuteri Pearls @ bedtime
~multi-digestive enzymes as needed
~Ranitidine,Pariet (reflux); Effexor XR 75mg(depression); 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 !!!