When I was 15, I got very sick with UC. I went through the whole drill, was put on Prednisone and Asacol, pain, dieting, etc. Within several years, I got off of Prednisone and I've been off since, with no symptoms whatsoever. That was...I think about three, four years ago. I'm 22 now, and still taking Asacol, and am completely healthy. Here comes the tricky part.
I'd like to get off of it. One of my doctors said I would have to take it until my intestines got better (two years max he said) and then I could get off. My current doctor (the first one was for kids, since I was 15 and all that) says to stay on it. I've looked around a bit and they say UC can come back to you, so KEEP ON TAKING DRUGS TO KEEP HEALTHY. Personally, I don't like the idea of drugging myself my whole life "just in case". For years, I've been perfectly fine. I eat whatever I want, go normally, and all that...
Does anyone have any experiences similar to mine? I'd like to get off this stuff, but I honestly don't know who to trust anymore. The Docs all say different things, not to mention the inhumane business aspect of the whole thing.
Anyone? Even the slightest would be much appreciated.
Lots of luck you guys,