He'll eventually come around. What you could do is pick a good casual time to actually ask him how he feels about
you doing the research on UC, meds..etc. Suggest to him that there are medical options, but it'll be a learnng process for both of you.
Tell him also that it hurts you as a mother to see her son in pain and have his live changed through it.
Ask him what you can do for him. Ask him what he wants to do for himself. Most of us have gotten to the point of knowing that meds do help.
Some people just don't want to take them. ever....
Allow yourselves the time to adjust.
*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 !!!