Welcome to the forum.
Glad you've found us.
Yes, Joanna is right - UC sucks!
Some meds work for some and not for others.
As for the pain, try a heating pad - that always worked well for me.
Until you get the symptoms under better control, you may have to work around them.
You could try l-glutamine amino acid powder for the diarrhea.
1 teaspoon in a little water or juice on an empty stomach.
when was the last time you had your vitamin d3 levels checked?
There's a big correlation between low levels and UC.
Probiotics are also important, are you on any?
If you are interested in any of these, 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
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
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.