There really is no reason to even discuss this or answer this person.
WE KNOW that IBS and IBD are NOT the same. I had IBS for like 30 years but not IBD. You can certainly have one without the other.
I hope people will keep posting the medications they are taking, have tried, etc. It is helping me to "cope". I am 68 - only diagnosed a year ago - probably have eaten a TON or two or red meat, etc.
The more reserach I do - credible websites, etc. - does not seem like WHAT we eat has much to do with causing UC. Since I have IBS I have to be careful what I eat for my stomach not my colon.
Just had to get my very new two cents in!
I am happy for anyone who no longer has the UC or proctitis symptoms (or IBS for that matter) but we just have to watch out for those "quacky" ideas. They are everywhere.
Thanks pant pooper for the "entertainment". By the way, I do believe we have all "cried".
68 yr. old granny
New diagnosed with proctosigmoiditis - 6/2008
Colonoscopy 10/28 showed only 2 cm. left to heal in rectum - going to try Proctofoam first.
Probiotic Align, Prilosec for GERD
Inderol for hypertension,Xanax,Lipitor, multivitamin, calcium w/D, Tylenol
Close to remission -spoke too soon!