I've had UC for 5 years now. I had my first flare in 2003 and was pretty much symptom, almost drug free until November 2007. Then all hell broke loose and I had a really bad flare. Had to go on Prednisone for about
7 months, but finally got off of it. I continue with the Asacol and Rowasa. Results from my colonoscopies (2003 and 2008) were both the same, Proctitis, so it's not spreading so far. I often wonder, though, how I can have so much pain and so many problems if it just affects a small part of my colon. That's why I worry about
I avoid fatty foods and carbonated drinks. They seem to be the only things that I can really identify as affecting me one way or the other. Oh, I always tend to get a little worse around my period. From the other posts, I've tried limiting sugar and artificial sweetners, but can't say yet if it has any significant effect.
How long did you have proctitis before it spread? How did you manage to get yourself symptom and drug free? Wish I could do that again.
Dx with UC and IBS in 2003
Asacol 4 pills 2x daily
Rowasa as needed
Hyoscamene as needed
Prevacid as needed
Calcium and Forvia
Osteopenia, Depression, and Migraines