Hi Mike, welcome to the forum. Being from a family of alcoholics puts alcohol in a different light for me.
But, that aside, you pretty much know it's not good for you if you're asking. Besides being hard on the digestive tract, it's very hard on your liver...which can be affected in association with UC, from the meds and of course, drinking.
You've used pred in the past for treatment...it's not good for each flare, and there are other options. Congratulations on doing well for this long.
Please ask the GI about
oral and rectal 5ASA meds..asacol, Rowasa..etc.
Hang tough....we all punish ourselves sometimes in one way or another.
Try to get a med regimen worked out with the doc (other than pred) so that you can increase if you need and feel as though you have a bit more control.
Let us know how the appointment goes.
*Heather* Status..Asacol 6 (3 twice daily); enemas every 5th night
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed
~Probiotics....(Natural Factors Protec, Primadophilus Reuteri Pearls, Natural Factors Ultimate)....1 each @ bedtime
~various digestive enzymes as needed
~Ranitidine (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 !!!