I'm surprised you were released from the hospital after only 3 days on steriods. I've not had experience yet with IV steriods, but with the last flare I came close and my Dr said to be prepared for 5 - 7 days in hospital. I dont respond to oral pred until 7 days on high dose. And many of the other meds can take awhile before they begin to work. You mention rectal meds, have you been prescribed any oral meds as well? Sometimes the combo of the 2 can work together. Our bodies vary so much in how quickly meds work or which ones work that I think sometimes the Docs dont give them all a fair chance before moving on to another.
Currently in Remission since June 2008!! Flaring again :(
High magnesium/ beta carotene diet
37 year old female with left-sided UC
lialda 1 pill
3 2 times/day
Digestive Advantage Colitis formula 1/day