Hey Lambkins. It's overwhelming isn't it, but you will learn how to deal with it. My advice for you would be to cut out all junk food. Junk food contains high levels of refined sugar, white flour, trans fat and polyunsaturated fat, salt, and numerous food additives; at the same time, it is lacking in proteins, vitamins and fiber, among other healthy attributes. Make your body do as little work as possible for digestion and allow it time and energy to heal itself. Please take all your meds prescribed to you, but don't forget about adjusting your diet.
28/M/TX single parent of gorgeous 2.5yo girl (revised 5/8/08)
Severe Colitis (pancolitis) since January 9, 2005
currently: 6th week flaring;improving; 2bm/day; very little blood
RX/day: Currently 10mg of prednisone per day. Lost job and insurance 10/2007 and stopped taking asacol and Imuran cold turkey
OTC: seldom use VSL#3, vitamins & other natural treatments
Diet: SCD helps tremendously, but am not strictly on it.
Other: food combos, enzymes, good posture, chewing more, etc.