an update - Oh. My. God. I dont want to use the "r" word because i dont want to jinx myself, but I have had no UC symptoms for 2 weeks now. I feel normal again. I can even fart without fear of anything else happening - I am so excited. This is a huge deal for me because I have never been in remission before except for the 2 months I was on prednisone a year ago. Other than that I have had varying degrees of symptoms from very bad to just slightly bad for years.
Now, I cant say that it is due to the high-magnesuim diet alone. I also started doing Rowasa enemas very infrequently about a month 1/2 ago. I did the first enema about 2 weeks after starting the spinach/high mag diet and I was already seeing improvement. I think the enemas just speed things up and helped along with the diet to get me where I am now. The last enema I did was about 3 weeks ago. I continue the high-mag diet and I think I always will based on further research.
So to the original poster of this topic - thank you, thank you, thank you. And to those who helped "talk" me through the enemas also.
Heres a link to an article about magnesuim. See the paragraph titled "What factors might contribute to a deficiency of magnesium?"- it lists UC
36 year old female with left-sided UC
lialda 1 pill 3 times/day
Rowasa enemas on occasion
iron supplements 1/day
Digestive Advantage Colitis formula 1/day