I can understand the questions.
You should, however, request to try oral 5ASA meds such as Asacol...low dosage, to help keep the above the rectum/sigmoid nice and calm.
Do ask regarding antispasmodics.
Do stress your stomach discomfort and enquire regarding a test for that. Get checked for H. Pylori..which is connected to stomach ulcers. Not to be confused with UC...no connection..but you are having stomach discomfort.
I don't think you need another c-scope..maybe at the year mark. Ask for a copy of you results, however...and ask him exactly how many biopsies he took.
Your symptoms would be different than what you're experiencing at this time.
As a bit of an insurance, the oral 5ASA meds can help keep the colon nice and calm..I started with 4 daily..fyi.
If he says diet won't make your UC worse..that's true, but it really will help with comfort. Milk products and some foods can encourage gas...which will cause you pain and stress..etc. Much easier to not eat the foods at least until you get more in tuned with things regarding how you relate to your UC.
Your questions are a good start..while anxiety is possibility a big part of how you're thinking and ultimately feeling, try not to make that the focus. It'll be an easy fix if something else is going on. But in saying that...your fears won't be aleviated unless you get the right answers.
You could ask him if you can switch to Salofalk enemas instead of the steroid.
Hope this doesn't cause more confusion.
*Heather* Status..Asacol (3 twice daily); flaring since Dec 22, tapered every 2nd nite (Jan 3)
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed
~Probiotics....(Natural Factors Protec, Primadophilus Reuteri Pearls, Natural Factors Ultimate).... @ 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 !!!