Posted 7/22/2019 10:52 AM (GMT -6)
Welcome to the forum! Sounds like you've been through a lot. You mention a lot of individual meds, from mesalamine to remicade. Did you take mesalamine together with remicade or discontinue the prior and start the later? I ask as combination-therapy is often the best way to treat us (that is taking remicade and mesalamine together).
I would be careful of Functional Med practices, as they often prescribe things that are not FDA-approved for the treatment of UC. They might prescribe various herbs and supplements that have no evidence of effectiveness in the treatment of UC, so there's no guarantee that anything that is given to you would work, any more than a placebo effect.
There's a variety of supplements mentioned to try here over the years. Turmeric/curcumin, Fish oil, probiotics, prebiotics, LDN, among many other things (you can see them within the signatures of the various posters here). Just know that supplements can cause side effects too, as an example, tumeric is a blood thinner so you will bleed more. You are taking the word of the various posters, there are no supplements that are fully vetted and approved for the treatment of UC (a few had small scale, open labeled studies done which are known for inaccuracy).
There's no harm in trying alternatives if you are so inclined. However, I do encourage you to continue working with your gasteroenteroligist and taking your prescribed meds. Some have had luck trying traditional meds together with alternatives.