Tala3, I just wanted to add when my symptoms started 5 years ago my husband didn't support me at all. I'm sorry, but if you're not in my corner durning sickness, well I don't have time for you and I divorced him. I once asked to be taking to the emergency room and he said, "don't you think you should call before you come in" I said it's the emergency room! He once said I was faking my stabbing gut pains and my bloody stools so I wouldn't have to go to the bars, I was crying and gave in and went, I wasn't there even 10 minutes in pain and I said I'm going home and he let me leave by myself, driving humped over the steering wheel in pain, praying GOD just get me home. I feel for anyone who's spouse, loved one, family member how is not supportive! I lean on GOD and not on them, but I don't want you in my life if you're not going to care for me as I would you. When it all stated they said I had ulcerated colitis, but I wasn't buying that. 5 years later, a divorce, 14 doctors, $30,000+ more spent on supplements, doctors, just last week I got confirmation that I've been infected with the lyme bacteria. Ha, I said to myself, I never gave up and you shouldn't either. You have to be your own health advocate. Hugs.
Very mild left sided (could have fooled me with the "mild") UC.Just found out 4 years into it I might have Lyme's Disease, going to a LLMD in December. Started and stopped LDN ON 1/25/09 to mid May no improvements. Tried Asacol, Pentesa, Colozol, Sulfasulsadine and Lialda, they made me worse. A range of antibiotics, not much better. Supplements: Threelac, multi, iron,Allimed Allicin, Apple Cider Vinegar, very low yeast/sugar/wheat No UC meds at this time.