By ediekristen's account, it sounds like the body does get hooked on them (since she experienced withdrawal symptoms upon stopping). That's what I don't want. I didn't mean "hooked" as if I'd abuse them in any way. I guess I just don't want to be dependent on something and then one day have to stop taking it for one reason or another (like insurance, etc.). I guess its just a matter of weighing the pros and cons. I've only had UC for 8 months, so I'm not too depressed about it. But I think if I continue to be unsuccessful with my efforts to get better, it could really take a toll on me. Already I get a little more down every time I try something new that doesn't work.
Female, 30. Chicago 'burbs.
DX: Ulcerative Proctitis (10cm) January '08
Current Treament: Rowasa 60 ML 2X daily, Cortenama 100 ML 1X daily, Bentyl 20 MG 4X daily (as needed), Tylenol, and Acidophilus 2X daily.
Diet/Exercise: No sugar (including fructose, sorbitol, mannitol, and lactose) or wheat bran fiber. Daily yoga, walking, or cardio w/weights.
Previous Treatment: Canasa suppositories, Cortifoam, Prednisone, Colazal, Symex DuoTabs, Vitamins.
Status: Flare (showing some improvement)