Hi all. In the spring of '02, lived in a small town. My GP had moved on, so was seeing one of the new MDS in town. Went to her with concerns of excessive bloody stools, D and horrible stomach pains. First suggested 'roids. Then did bunch of tests. She suggested I eat a bland diet with legumes and brown rice. After 2 months, nothing changed. I went back to her, with pretty much the same results. Decided since I was moving, I would suffer through and get a new GP once the move was done. Went to her in Sept. '02. Immediately was sent to GI and subsequently had my first colonoscopy. During this time, I was in massive amounts of abdominal pain, and couldn't leave my home for fear of not being near a toilet. Diagnosed with UC, I was put on Sulfasalazine 500mg x 3 a day, as well as Entocort enemas. Finally got it under control. Had a major flare in '06 and ended up on Entocort again and then prednisone (which totally sucked). Am having a minor flare right now. I have been hearing about
pro-biotics etc. and was wondering if anyone could suggest what has worked for them?
Heat really makes it worse, as well as stress! I also have discovered that too much dairy aggrevates it, as well as greasy foods. I have been told that different things affect each individual, so I was just wondering what bothers others?