Stereo, I've read that 20 percent of UCers manage it with alternative treatments. But before Rx meds, many people died of this disease. But now that's not the case.
Does the doctor have you on a taper schedule with pred because you can't just stop taking it? Are you seeing a gastroenterologist?
I wish you well with your naturalistic approach once you are off pred.
In remission (yippee!)--pancolitis since 8/09. Asacol 3200 mg. Canasa or Rowasa daily, Probiotic -RenewLife Ultimate Flora Critical Care, vitamins, calcium, l-acetyl carnitine. Limit dairy, red meat, citrus, sugar, no alcohol. Bipolar/anxiety/depression: lamictal 200 mg, Lexapro 10 mg; wellbutrin 150 mg, Sleep-(ZMA) zinc-magnesium-B6, occasional Zyprexa 2.5 mg.