Would you all generally say since you first got UC you are the same? Worse? or Better?
I feel my UC has got to be better since I was diagnosed with severe pancolitis 3.5 years ago. Why? b/c I am currently flaring and without any prescriptions and I am not bleeding near enough as I used to, and some days I have formed stools. I could have never ever have imagined to take on a flare without prescriptions, that would have been impossible.
1) But when my UC started I only had bloody Diahrea.
2) Then 1 year later I took antibiotics and started to get watery bloody Diahrea and a little urgency and major pain
3) And now when I flare I get a flare I get watery D with blood and major urgency with very little to no pain.
I just wonder why my symptoms changed from my initial flare. I know those darn antibiotics had a major role. (I know I haven't updated my sig in awhile, but I will.)
28/M/TX single parent of gorgeous 2.5yo girl (revised 10/3/08)
Severe Colitis (pancolitis) since January 9, 2005
RX/day: none! Tapered off Prednisone 9/20/08. Lost job and insurance 10/2007 and stopped taking asacol and Imuran cold turkey
OTC: ensymes everyday, seldom use probiotics, vitamins & other natural treatments
Diet: SCD helps tremendously, but am not strictly on it.
Other: Prayer, food combos, good posture, chewing more, etc.