I have only been flaring since diagnosis last June. Not been in remission yet!! Have tried all medications in mesalamine group - all rectals, etc. Everything makes it worse. Yes, I am obese - lost only 15 lbs. last year from UC. I am eating everything I like in moderation. At my age - I am not about to change my whole eating pattern and make my life more miserable. Ok, I am addicted to food also - just keep trying to eat less sugar, Splenda does not affect me so I use that moderately. Maybe when I end up in the hospital some day I will have to give up my white bread - who knows. Excuse my weird mood today - prednisone, third day is working and I am happy about that. Just praying this is what will get me into remission so I can have my knee replacements and get on with life before I am 70 (which won't be long).
I do understand that some things help in the diet - been fighting IBS about all my life. And especially admire those of you younger to make your life better and longer. I just don't have that long to worry about it I guess.
68 yr. old granny
New diagnosed with proctosigmoiditis - 6/2008
Colonoscopy 10/28 showed only few cm. left to heal in rectum - tried Proctofoam for weeks - no luck.
Probiotic Align, Prilosec for GERD
Inderol for hypertension,Xanax,Lipitor, multivitamin, calcium w/D, Tylenol
Tried hydrocortisone for two weeks with no change.
2/3/2009 - sigmoidoscopy showed about 30 cm. involved but mild - starting on prednisone only 40 mg. taper on 2/7/2009.