Welcome! You'll read that most UCers have different symptoms and treatments. It can be a very personalized disease i guess. I personally wouldn't have ever considered going off meds b/c my first flare scared the **** out me. hehe. It was horrible then I was under control until I took amoxicillen then had an even worse flare. I really didn't experiment with many maintenace drugs just asacol and imuran which I took for over 2 years together and never felt they made a bit of difference with my body. Then my flares started becoming immune to my prescript
ions and so I got off all of them and actually improved. Strange... But from the initial onset I have gradually been eating healthier and healthier and that would be my suggestion to you. Also go get things checked out by a Dr. b/c you UC seems to not be as severe as mine was from the start and you want it to improve and not get worse and worse and worse. Goodluck partner...
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.