Welcome to the forum.
Glad you've found us.
UC can certainly be an overwhelming disease.
And yes, it sucks big time.
If you are into treating your body and disease more holistically than throwing big pharma at it, then I would suggest what's worked for me:
probiotics, vitamin d3 supplementation ( must be blood tested for first), liquid minerals and liquid vitamins, protein shakes, l-glutamine, slippery elm powder, diet modification as in gluten and dairy free, I eat PALEO and it's great, and finally LDN low dose naltrexone - the total sum of which put me in remission.
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.