Yes, UC can get worse on the meds. However, in most cases, the meds can keep the UC from spreading farther up the colon. Also, after stopping meds, flares can be harder to control and "bigger" meds may be necessary.
How are you feeling now? Any better?
Like Red said - information is your best weapon. Inform yourself so you can be a partner in your treatment. Knowledge also makes things less scary!
Pan-colitis and GERD diagnosed May 2003
Asacol 12 per day, Azathioprine 75mg, Rowasa and Canasa as needed
Aciphex, Effexor XR, BCP, Rhinocort nasal spray
Forvia and a Probiotic
Osteopenia (hip and spine) from prednisone use. Started Azathioprine because I was steroid dependent.
Co-Mod for the UC forum