Yes.... at worst, I've gone to steroid enemas, but otherwise have not been on pred since my onset flare... I've not been on pred since 1988.
Rectal meds, Rowasa; VSL have done it for me. It has taken longer than with pred, but... we all make choices.
Age 54. Diagnosed UP 1983, Azulphidine
Diagnosed UC 1986 Prednisone almost 2 years
Asacol - 16 pills/day, cortenemas, Rowasa
Metamucil - 2 doses/day since '86, and psyllium seed powder
VSL#3DS, Multivitamin, Calcium and D, Flax Seed Oil
homemade yogurt each day
Ryzolt for arthritis pain
Son, 16, dx pancolitis 2007, in remission