Well, it is official. I have UC! No more hope that the issues were caused by something curable.
It's not curable, because as long as you have a colon, it can get inflamed. But that doesn't mean, it isn't possible to get your UC into remission and keep it there for the rest of your life.
Once diagnosed with UC how often do some of you have colonoscopies to check things out?
It really depends on your UC.
I would think that if you don't have polps, if you've already had a colonoscopy done since your last flare up, if you don't flared often, if your flareups are short-lived, if you haven't had UC for long, ... , then you don't need to get a colonoscopy as often as someone else who...
Joy - 47 yrs and counting
Diagnosed w/ UC Dec 06 (also have IBS)
Currently in remission
Lexapro (for stress)
Probiotics and Vitamins (a whole bunch of them)
Anti-inflammatory foods: turmeric, seaweed, garlic...
Avoid: anything with high-fructose corn syrup, foods high in fructose, artificial sweeteners
Previous treatments: Fecal transplantation (worked), Prednisone (stopped working), Colazal (stopped working), Asacol (stopped working)