I was diagnosed with UC about
2 years ago. I'm 28. I quickly went into remission just as I went travelling (although at the time I thought it had gone away permanently!) so I don't know too much about
my problem. I was given some steroids at the time which did the trick but the side-effects were not pleasant.
I'm now living in Germany and recently, I think due to stress (there is usually a correlation for me), I've had another flare-up.
The doctors are helping here but not very good at answering my questions (not their fault - I need to learn better German), and I'm feeling a bit frustrated and alone with my problem.
I'm happy I've found this forum and that there are other people out there I can relate to finally!
I've always been fairly skinny, and now I'm finding it really hard to put weight on despite going to the gym and weight training regularly.
Does anyone else here find that their stomach seems to bloat periodically while the rest of the body loses/fails to gain weight??
Please someone say yes!
What food/situation makes that happen?!?!?!?
And is UC stress-related?
I always try to make the best of any situation and don't want to have a 'disease' on my shoulder like a chip, and will not feel sorry for myself either - I'm adament I can lead a normal life but am I jumping the gun??
Any tips on how to help with the mind-over-matter aspect would be great!!
And for any knowledgeable body-builders out there - is drinking protein drinks, weight-gainers, taking creatine and carnitine good or bad for you?
I've been trying them recently but I can't tell if they are having an effect due to my recent flare-up, which may be related directly to them or to my stressful situation (moving city and job, leaving girlfriend).
Thanks for reading...
Post Edited (lardossen) : 6/15/2008 7:37:07 AM (GMT-6)