He's the one in the signature. He has severe UC and we just cant stop the D. Needs iron infusions every 3 or so months but apart from this he's well.
I fired my GI for not giving me iron infusions, I was having visual artifacts from bright light lasting an hour due to anemia.
I do not have those problems anymore I overcame them with the RS diet which involves a lot of grass fed beef and navy beans in chili ( vitamin A recently discovered to control gut inflammation ).
I have found SCD helpful but once flaring I needed the prednisone.
Flare Reversal Steps:
Slow transit time using Librax, Immodium, Mebeverine and pepto bismal works suprisingly well
One transit time is slowed RS diet can ferment into SCFA butyrate - for me Navy Beans work best.
Now tapering does not cause a return of the symptoms, zero pred today but I should take a 5mg and stick to the plan for a soft landing. I started in the ER and the CATSCAN was so bad they took my drivers license and wanted me admitted, I had a neighbor come get us and was on 70mg weeks ago all because I stopped eating the beans.....no stopping this time. Not seen blood in 8 weeks.