The IV steriods take a bit longer to work for us, so I too am surprised they let you go so quickly. My daughter had a hard time on the pred/Solumeddral(sp?) Our GI doesn't like to go in for a Colonoscopy when there is remarkable bleeding and inflammation. It can be dangerous when the colon is so fragile--make sure you get a highly experienced person doing the procedure. What bloodwork have you had? They can tell most things from other markers, rather than going in for an invasive Colonoscopy. Have they discussed 6mp? It takes longer to get you into remission, but works for some. It might be time for a second opinion--looks like you have tried the first line stuff. We too, were diagnosed one year ago, and have had very little success. Now on Remicade, and it seems to be working. Don't give up, stay on a low residue diet for awhile, and go to the best doc's around.
Daughter,15 diagnosed 1-08 w/ UC .
Asacol, Prevacid, Flagyl, Prednisone 50mg, major flare, now off!, Hosp. four x this yr. Low residue diet still, an
6MP, Colazal ,horrible acne/moon for awhile- No more Pred,but 6mp isn't working. Cortifoam enemas 4xweek
Trying probiotics, Niferex, fish oil, and Mangosteen for kicks.
Had 4th infusion of Remicade(12-08), and still on all of the other drugs, except Flagyl and Pred. Better, no remission. In a drug trial for children. Living on a flare's edge.