I'm not saying it's not an advancement. And I don't get what you're saying with the "...you should realize how powerful your body is! hence what we call side effects..."
And delivering steroids directly to the site won't change the fact that you still shouldn't stay on them long-term. Besides, steroids don't keep UC in remission...they only work to get people into remission.
Symptoms began in November 2008, ~4 weeks after giving birth to my son.
Eased for ~3 weeks in December, possibly b/c of probiotic use?
Returned in January 2009 (with a vengeance), diagnosed with pancolitis on January 30.
Currently taking Asacol (400mg 4 pills 3x daily), Rowasa nightly,
40mg 30mg 20mg 15mg 10mg of Prednisone (quick taper), Culturelle probiotic, and Zoloft (25 mg).