Welcome to HealingWell, Apetro. I'm sorry you need this forum, but glad you found us. I hope you'll find the members here as helpful and supportive as I did when I first found the forum.
Never apologize for whining or complaining here. We never compare, and there are no prizes for who's the "sickest." We're all dealing with the same demon, and we just want to support one another and share ideas. Usually you'll find this forum very positive and supportive.
We have any number of athletic and very physically fit people here. Unfortunately, eating a good diet and living the right way just don't protect us from this equal-opportunity disease. Diet doesn't cause UC; it doesn't even cause flares, although if you're on the verge of a flare certain foods may push you over that cliff. As far as what foods those are, it varies and tends to be different for each of us.
If you check out the UC resource thread at the top of the page, there's a lot of good information. Being knowledgable about
your condition will help you to work as a partner with your healthcare providers in living with a chronic condition. With luck, the Pred will get you into remission and you'll be able to taper back off of it. If you flare again, be prepared to discuss medication alternative with your GI.
Good luck, keep us posted, and feel free to ask any questions you may have. We don't gross out easily on this forum.
Moderate to severe left-sided UC (21 cm) diagnosed 2001.
Avascular necrosis in both shoulders is my "forever" gift from Entocort.
Colazal, Remicade, Nature's Way Primadophilus Reuteri. In remission since April, 2006.
Co-Moderator UC Forum
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