Congrats on being med free. I've felt that the meds I take to control my UC make me feel run down and tired all the time, because when I was off them, yeah I went into a flare pretty quickly, but I actually had energy and a desire to do stuff besides sleep. Unfortunately that desire was quashed by the 20 times I had to use the bathroom a day, but at least I feeling better in general. I would agree that maybe you should take a probiotic, but if you are fine w/out, do what you think best. Be sure to contact your doc if you begin to show symptoms again, and keep us posted on how you are doing. Good luck, and enjoy your remission!
36 y.o. male
Diagnosed w/ UC in May '06
Meds & supplements:
Asacol, Florastor, VSL#3, Wellbutrin XL, Prozac, multi-vitamin, Allegra, Lialda, Colocort, Prednisone ( 2.5mg/day, back up to 7.5mg), flaxseed oil, L-glutamine, magnesium, and vit B-12.
Tried the spinach/sunflower diet. Saw some relief in symptoms after 1 month, but symptoms returned with the taper off prednisone.
Next up - experimental and trial drugs.