I started flaring last week and this past Sunday, 2 days ago, I had some bloodwork at a local Health Fair. 25 differnent tests for only $20. But the lady who took my blood said it looked strange. It was too dark or brownish. Does anyone think that is b/c i started flaring? THis lady was drawing blood for hours from lots of people, so if she thought my blood looked strange, i'm sure it didn't look normal.
Severe Colitis (pancolitis) since January 9, 2005
currently: I must say Under Control, 1 formed BM/day
RX/day: Tapered Prednisone completely January 2008. Lost job and insurance 10/2007 and stopped taking asacol and Imuran cold turkey
(believe me I know my body and do not recommend doing this!!!)
OTC: seldom use VSL#3, vitamins & other natural treatments
Diet: SCD helps tremendously, but am not strictly on it. For Lent I gave up peanuts, sweets, and fried foods...