Just be sure your GI knows what supplements and vitamins you take in addition to your UC meds. It's really important to lay all of that out. My SIL almost died on the operating table because of Vitamin E. She never thought to tell her doctor she took it daily. Vitamin reduces clotting and she was nicked in surgery and bled out. We never think of these things because we are inundated with information that tells us that natural products and supplements are safe.
dx proctitis in 1987
dx UC in 1991, was stable until 1998
1998 started prednisone, asacol, pentasa, nortriptylene, ativan, 6MP, rowasa enemas and suppositories, hydrocortisone enemas, tried the SCD diet, being a vegetarian, omega 3s, flax, pranic healing, yoga, acupuncture, probiotics
2000 lost all my B-12 stores and became anemic
2001 opted for j-pouch surgery- now living life med-free