Welcome to the forum!
Do you have a copy of your original pathology....what is the extent location of UC?
From what I read, your med is oral granules. 1000mg daily isnt enough, but you aren't on rectal meds....so you are way undertreated. Your title of the meds stopped working is a misunderstanding of treatment.
My initial diagnosis was I quote "Colitis chronica maioris gradus" in Cecum (-3 - 0.3cm), Transverse colon (-4-0.3cm) and sigmoid colon (-3 - 0.3cm). Whatever that means... It was done in Poland, and the doctor said it was mild (I checked on the internet and couldn't make heads nor tails of it but, of course, I'm not a doctor). The Polish doc said I should take 1gr Etiasa at least 3 months. But I'm in China now and am treated by a Taiwanese doc, he confirmed that it was mild (again don't understand it as 'colitis maioris...' stands for severe inflamation, I believe) and he said 1 gr is ok maybe even less than 3 months...Don't know what this is all about
because, I checked on the internet and UC is a lifetime disease which comes and goes...and on the Etiasa leaflet it says that the initial does is 4x the one I'm taking! But again, I'm not a doc so I used their suggestions...
I'll go to see my doctor next week and tell him about
the symptoms (which are BTW subsiding as I'm writing this post, meaning no cramps or urgency just a little blood on stool). Ehh, I hate illnesses (in general of course too) which vary so much in symptoms...;/