I have been in the hospital for several days. I was diagnosed with severe ulcerative colitis, my entire colon has been bleeding for over a month, causing me to poop 5-10 times a day with blood. I've lost 10 pounds. My GI doctors want to start me on remicade soon. I was diagnosed with mild UC over 2 years ago. It went away completely for those 2 years and now its back but much worse. I started prednisone two weeks ago, got better for about 2 days, things took a turn for the worse, and I've been on IV steroids for 2 days now trying to get better. Im concerned my doctors want to get me on remicade basically for life before trying to see if I can get into some type of remission again. My family thinks I need to completely alter my diet (which never was that bad) I always ate lots of protein from chicken sources and ate plenty of wholesome food because I'm a very avid gym member. Ive had plenty of poor choices of food each week however, but it hasnt really been that bad. I typically don't have much dairy (with the exception of cheese), or red meat. I'm convinced that diet plays a part in UC, but it's definitely not the whole picture. I'm sitting in the hospital here just looking for answers.