I find that cortisone cream is very helpful when you're sore. And vaseline is always soothing and healing, especially if you have a fissure.
Most of my UC related pain seems to be from the irritation I get in that area from all of the BMs ... and there is always some blood. I can only imagine what complete remission must be like and am hoping to get there someday.
Female, age 61
Diagnosed 8/2009 with proctitis and left sided UC
Asacol 400mg, 3 pills, 3 times/day
prednisone 15mg for flare up the past month
Canasa nightly or as needed 1000mg
Multi-vitamin and fish oil capsules
Metamucil once a day