Definitely been there, but I can tell you that after nearly 20 years, it's been worth taking the meds.
You'll have to get over the rebellious stage, for it'll hurt you the most.
Taking a day or two here and there to not take meds is fine, but eventually it'll catch up.
Nothing good about
having UC or taking meds....literally a pain in the arse.
*Heather* Status..Asacol 6 (3 twice daily); enemas every 4th night
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed
~Probiotic 4(Natural Factors Protec) bedtime + Primadophilus Reuteri Pearls occasionally
~multi-digestive enzymes as needed
~Ranitidine,Pariet (reflux); Effexor XR 75mg(depression); Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS" worth it !!!