Welcome to HealingWell, Maud. We have quite a few Brits here. Not sure if you're speaking of being not yourself physically or mentally. It takes a while for all of us to become comfortable with our new self-image as a person with a chronic health problem. It's like a grief process. It took me almost a year just to get through the denial stage, but then I guess I'm a little slow.
There is a lot of expertise and a lot of different approaches to the DD here. Glad you found us.
Moderate to severe left-sided UC (21 cm) diagnosed 2001.
Intolerant to Asacol and rectal mesalamine preparations.
On Prednisone then Entocort 2001-2006 with only short periods off.
Current meds are Colazal,
Azathioprine Remicade, Nature's Way Primadophilus Reuteri.
In remission since April, 2006. Remicade has been my wonder drug.