UC can cause unbearable pain. Frequency and urgency and anemia and dehydration and mineral deficiency etc... usually the pain relief of morphine does the trick. Then the questions...if no steroids, they have to try the rectal meds(quickly I might add), and get you on 6mp(,which takes a long darn time to kick in) , and then I am guessing you are not far from the biologics. Perhaps I am missing dietary changes and testing. When you are in a bad way, there are no easy answers. The colonoscopy should be definitive for either UC or Crohns.. Hopefully you have a good GI in a major league place. Get to a good clinic-doc-hospital. Aggressive treatment is important, and you are on the baby drug. :) I wish it was an easy answer, but it appears you are a tough case, like most of us here.
Hang tough, and read all of the prior post for insights.
Daughter,15 diagnosed 1-08 w/ UC .
Previous drug sampling: Asacol, Prevacid, Flagyl, Prednisone- 50mg to 0, 4 major flares '08.Hospital four x. Low residue diet,
6MP, Colazal , Cortifoam enemas,
Trying probiotics, Niferex, fish oil, Magnesium, Acupuncture.
Remicade 10mg per kilo@ 8wks, since 10-08. Still on 6mp and Colazal