I had a colonoscopy in November of 09 where I was diagnosed with UC after going through the majority of 09 with the horrible symptoms that come with it. My doctor had me continue with Asacol which never worked by itself, and put me on a weeks supply of a Canasa Suppository and Prednisone. Within a week all symptoms were gone. After 3 weeks of still taking Prednisone I was crawling out of my skin so I stopped cold turkey which was hell for 3 days. Everything was good for 3 months but then it slowly but surly started to come back. This time I did the exact same thing, but continued with the Canasa and was prescribed Ativan to help with the Prednisone jitters. I was pretty much symptom free this time in 3 weeks. I have slowly decreased the dosage of Prednisone while continuing to take the Ascaol & Canasa which is easy to do. Soon I will stop the Prednisone for good. Some say they don't think food contributes to UC, but I beg to differ. Spicy foods do and cutting down on salt helps in my opinion. Hope this helps if anyone needs a tip on what Meds to take, or to do for this unfortunate disease.