I'm 34, not overweight. I developed high blood pressure last year when I gained weight on Prednisone. I've since lost the weight and my BP went down so I got off the meds. However, lately it has been elevated for whatever reason. Due to genetics I just got my cholesterol level back and it's 299. Yes, 299. I am feeling like a walking time bomb right about
now. My "good" cholesterol is pretty high also so that is the silver lining. Anyway, I am trying to do what I can to do my part in lowering my cholesterol before I have to get on medication. I exercise and I do eat healthy. I am trying to get away from frozen meals like Lean Cuisine and such b/c they are processed and high in sodium. I've been limited on veggies admittedly b/c I am in a flare and I'm terrified to eat a lot of my favorite things. So while I am trying to eat to keep my colon happy, I need to try to eat to lower my cholesterol. And for fun I'm also hypoglycemic so I have to have a decent amount of protein, limited carbs and sugar, and eat every four hours. And low sodium b/c of my blood pressure. I know this is not the end of the world but I had to rant. I walked around the grocery store this evening like a zombie. "Oh that might work..no, that is high in sodium.." I do have a question though - has anyone tried the veggie "meats"? I'm assuming they are soy-based and would kill my colon but maybe not? *sigh*
If you've read this far, thanks for listening. Things really aren't that bad but ranting does make me feel a ton better!!!
34 year old female, Diagnosed Ulcerative Colitis 5 years ago
Current Meds: Remicade every 6 weeks, Prednisone 10mg (tapering), Prevacid, Sustenex, Lialda, Lexapro (anxiety), Synthroid, Iron, vitamins, Fish Oil
Expecting first child 12/08 via gestational surrogate!!!!