Welcome to the forum.
I started out on the prednisone route, 5ASA, etc... but they didn't help and I became intolerant of the mesalamines. And then when my doc gave me a choice of remicade or surgery, I had to find my own way.
So I went all natural: slippery elm powder, l-glutamine amino acid powder, probiotics and lots of them, diet modification and started doing better and better. The only problem I was still having was major bleeding. Then I found LDN, low dose naltrexone, and it put me in remission. LDN is not a big pharma drug, and has almost no side effects, and it has put many into remission. But your doc probably won't prescribe it, you'll need a holistic type doc to prescribe it.
Anyway, if any of this interests you, there are things IMO that you can control, which will have a direct impact on your disease, the symptoms you experience and their severity.
I was able to control my UC into remission through various supplements, probiotics, diet modification, and LDN , low dose naltrexone.
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.
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.