My ileum was inflammed when I had the scope which diagnosed me with UC, but I had pancolitis and my doc felt confident it was just backwash ileitis. Nothing on my biopsies suggested CD (ie, no granulomas) and as it is quite rare for CD to produce a pancolitis, that also pointed strongly to UC.
Status: Remission since May 2009!
Symptoms began in November 2008, ~4 weeks after giving birth to my son
Diagnosed with pancolitis on 1/30/09
Meds: Apriso (4 0.375g pills ONCE!! daily), mesalamine enema twice weekly, Natural Factors Ultimate probiotic 12/12 Formula, multivitamin. Used prednisone (starting dose 40 mg) to get into remission.