Wish I had more hope for you. There are a ton of things you can try, but everyone is different. I've noticed from my experience that nothing works twice, nothing seems to work for long, everyone reacts differently, and every time I get a flare it gets worse. This last one was bad for me like the one you just got over, but I was 9 days in the hospital and the steroids did little (I lied and told them I was ok to get out). I also was recently on the SCD diet with great success and no drugs for a year and a half. However, when I flared again, after eating so healthy for so long...I got way better when I started eating crap again. I'm lost. Really really lost.
Wish you the best. I do know lots of people who don't ever need drugs and are fine and eat whatever. May we all be so lucky someday!
dx late April 2005 with pancolitis UC after birth of my son (second child)... meds didn't work (or rather they would work and then randomly stop)
Started SCD and vit e enemas 12/9/05...that and meds = remission 12/11/05, off meds 12/20 (were on the way out before that), stopped continuous enemas 3/23 and use them only when I feel a flare coming on.
Beautiful perfect baby boy born with no drugs and only vit e enemas during pg - 10/14/07
He also had no gas or discomfort while nursing from me being on the diet.
Didn't use the enemas last flare since I was nursing and regretting it now, wasted time in the hospital with drugs that did nothing but ravish my body, now on my own and almost better... vit e, weaning pred, licorice