When I'm bleeding like that, I eventually get severely anemic (it's the only thing I was every hospitalized for, and I did feel like crap) and have to take iron even though it irritates (Slo-FE is better than feosol which is all that used to be available). But I am suprised that I can generally bleed every day for months and years and my body can keep up fine.
I hope you feel better soon. Sounds like the new treatments are worth exploring.
49 year old female attorney, diagnosed UC/pancolitis 1985, no surgery but much suffering.
Asacol/5ASA 6x400 mg maintenance for 20+ years; use prednisone & Rowasa for flares.
August 2008 sought care of naturopathic doctor. Food sensitivity test showed gluten, other intolerances; started diet without gluten, soy, dairy, tomato etc. Replete probiotic first, then Forte pills.
Achieved remission for the first time in many, many years!? Seemed so, but colonoscopy Oct. 6 proved not so, heavy inflammation in ascending colon & will be using Rowasa again. But I AM better.