I've had UC for the past 10 years and its just getting worse! I woke up yesterday morning with pain in my hands and wrists as well as pain in my shoulders, etc. I thought I pulled a muscle in my neck or something. My chiropractor said to me after my appt that it might be the arthritis flaring up. As soon as he said that, I realized that I must be having a flare. I was moving my bowels wonderfully but also started Weight Watchers last week. I went from eating lousy, high fat, soda, etc. to eating veggies, lots of salads, water, etc. After a week, I noticed it was difficult to move my bowels. Its so frustrating! I want to eat healthy and lose the 80-90 pounds I need to lose for my health but all of the healthy foods can irritate my colon.
I apologize if this is a long vent. I am just very frustrated. After calling the RH (arthritis) doctor, he put me on a 9 days worth of prednisone. I can feel the mood swings starting already. I almost started bawling in the bathroom at work today.
Currently, I am taking 6-MP, Colozal, Canasa suppositories, and Remicade. I will be honest when I say that I don't take 6-mp and Colazal everday. I know this is SO bad since it will help not harm me. Sometimes when I take other medications for my headaches with the uc medications, it makes me throw up or nauseous.
So what does everyone eat that does not cause a flare but help you move your bowels and still lose weight?? I am a teacher and been taking so many days off this year for health related reasons. I hate not feeling well enough to teach.
Thanks for listening to me vent. Sometimes its so frustrating to have this chronic disease.