Mia ----;@ said...
Princesa i've noticed you use no steroids how do you combat a lil blip?
Actually, the last time I had problems - about
a year ago, my current GI put me on a short course of pred with a quick taper and it did the trick. I felt better immediately and got off it quickly with no side effects. I also went up from a maintenance dose of azulfadine to a therapeutic dose (twice what I normally take) for a while.
But for lesser "blips," I tighten up my diet to the foods I know are extremely safe and non-irritating for me. I also increase my omega-3 and l-glutamine for inflammation, take l-glutamine and mucosaheal for gut healing and increase probiotics. Basically, I've learned how to manage my UC so that it's not really a factor in my life.
Diagnosed with ulcerative colitis spring 1999.
Maintenance dose sulfasalazine.
Probiotics, l-glutamine and fish oil caps. George's aloe vera juice. Oregano oil antibiotic, antiviral, antifungal. Long-term remission with only minor blips.