I can't just accept the fact that my body is suicidal and that my own immune system hates me.
You have a defective body, basically.....you won't change that fact, but you can change how and how much it reacts by making some changes. Dare I say that not accepting the fact is part of your problem. Not accepting doesn't make it not so.
Meds can be helpful. Maintaining the status quo isn't a failure...we all work at feeling well while living with UC, PSC, arthritis, Reynauds, kidney disease, asthma, lung disease...etc.
open your eyes to the facts of what YOU are living with and not putting the blame after the fact. It's not the diet, but it could be what's in the foods we eat.
It doen't negate one's responsibility to eat as healthily as possible in order to function to the best possiblility. Seems a lot more effort to expend running in the other direction than to be proactive in your care in dealing with what you actually have.
*Heather* Status..Asacol 6 (3 twice daily); enemas every 4th night
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed
~Probiotics....(Natural Factors Protec 2 or 3 + 1 or 2 Primadophilus Reuteri Pearls @ bedtime
~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 !!!
Post Edited (quincy) : 11/25/2008 12:37:09 PM (GMT-7)