I'm really sorry to hear about
all you've been going through, and then getting dx'ed with colitis/crohn's on top of that. Keep taking your meds as prescribed, and let your doctor know about
any changes in how you're feeling. For many of us, it takes some trial and error before we find the medication that is best for us, and unless we keep our doc informed, it can make the process really difficult.
Keeping the food diary is probably the second best thing that you can do for yourself (after taking your meds). I used to think to myself that I could keep track of things in my head just fine, and did for a while. Then one day I started writing things down, and it became evident early on that my brain wasn't as good of an organizer or rememberer as I had previously thought. Having things on paper helped me out in identifying not only foods that weren't good for me, but I also kept track of meds/supplements, and I learned a great deal about
what wasn't having any effect.
When you have questions, feel free to post them here at HW. Even if you think it weird or that no one else will understand what you are talking about
, you'd be surprised the stuff that gets discussed around here. LOL.
36 y.o. male
Diagnosed w/ moderate UC in May '06
Meds & supplements:
Asacol, Florastor, VSL#3, Wellbutrin XL, Prozac, multi-vitamin, Allegra, Lialda, Colocort, Prednisone, flaxseed oil, L-glutamine.