That was funny Quincy. And thank you for all the input you give to everyone. I remember when I was first diagnosed all I could think of was talking to someone about
this crazy thing. I agree with you that a slow inflamation that never goes away will cause serious damage in the long run that is why I needed to try to get off some prescript
ions and try a more natural approach. I wasn't acheiving perfect remision even with asacol, imuron and mostly always on prednisone. but my doc and I were content with my condition and semi remisions i guess. Then this year I have had the best remision ever and I have gone through a very bad flare faster than I used to so I'm satisfied thinking I am better off than ever before. Still not good, but better off than the previous 3 years.
Where is your UC extended to exactly? My entire colon
When was your last c-scope? WHen I was DX 1 month into my first ever flare 3.5 years ago.
Do you see your doc often? He wanted to see me in six months my last visit about
2 months ago b/c I looked so much healthier and gained 5 lbs which was remarkble for me.
Have you had stool samples done to make sure nothing else is going on? At a random GP when I got sick back in Jan 2005.
Are you taking a fibre supplement? No. But I could try it.
Are you using artificial sweeteners? Sometimes, Sugar sometimes
Have you been diagnosed with IBS? No. My GI never mentioned this.
Have you tried any antispasmodics? Don't know what they are.
Some digestive enzymes can cause diarrhea and loose stool...maybe that's part of it for you? Maybe, I'll cut down and see what happens.
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.