Welcome to the forum.
Glad you've found us, albeit not for being a part of this terrible club.
Don't be disheartened.
At first it's all so overwhelming and scary.
But as you learn, ask questions of fellow UCers who are here for you, and read up on it all, it gets easier and info is empowering.
Having been through rough patches and feeling desperate as if I was doomed for life, and that being confirmed by my GI who, when traditional meds failed me, and gave me a choice of remicade or colon removal, I finally refused his options believing there must be a better way. And I am living proof that there is, and there is hope out there for all of us.
I had to find my own way, and I was able to control my UC into remission through a combination of diet modification, certain important supplements, probiotics, and LDN, low dose naltrexone.
AND now that you do have this disease, there are things IMO that you can control, which will have a direct impact on your disease, the symptoms you experience and their severity.
For more info on the protocol which has put me into remission, please go to this link: https://www.healingwell.com/community/default.aspx?f=38&m=1666318 , and look at the 11th post.
BTW, I bet you are low in vit. d3, when did they last check your blood serum levels?
I hope you feel better and let us know how we can help you.
Rx meds didn't help me. But 4.5 mg LDN +Paleo diet +supplements=REMISSION.Protein shakes w/almond milk,Maca powder,L-Glutamine,D-Ribose,chia seeds.VSL#3,K2,VIt. D3,slippery elm bark powder.For more info,my protocol is the 11th post at this link: https://www.healingwell.com/community/default.aspx?f=38&m=1666318
If you have any questions, you can find my email address at my profile.