Fear of flaring

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Date Joined Dec 2008
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   Posted 3/19/2009 8:25 PM (GMT -6)   
I kept waking up last night due to cramps. I thought, "Oh, no. My Colitis symptoms are coming back." It turned out I have my period. I know I shouldn't complain. At least I'm not flaring; however, I wish I wasn't always looking for the slightest indication that I might start to flare again. I wish I could just live life like before I ever got Colitis.
Joy - 47 yrs and counting
Diagnosed w/ UC Dec 06 (also have IBS)
Currently in remission
Don't expect your doctor to cure your health problems. Your health is your responsibility.

Lexapro (for stress), Probiotics and Vitamins (a whole bunch of them)
Avoid HFCS, foods high in fructose, artificial sweeteners
When flaring: eat anti-inflammatory foods, avoid pro-inflammatory foods
Previous treatments: Fecal transplantation (worked), Prednisone (stopped working), Colazal (stopped working), Asacol (stopped working)

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Date Joined Jan 2009
Total Posts : 394
   Posted 3/19/2009 10:30 PM (GMT -6)   
Thankfully it wasn't a flare. You are entitled to complain all you want! Don't beat yourself up for that. We all wish life could be normal again. Hang in there
10 yr old daughter diagnosed with "UC-like Crohn's" 12/08
currently on 2400 mg Asacol 

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Date Joined Dec 2008
Total Posts : 199
   Posted 3/19/2009 10:57 PM (GMT -6)   
I have faith that eventually life will return to normal. As the growing advances in the medical field will eventually find the root of this disease and one day cure it. Remember, there is always hope.
Asacol-12 a day
1 Culturelle
1 Canasa
2 Fish oil supplements
1 Vitamin

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Date Joined Apr 2004
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   Posted 3/20/2009 5:34 AM (GMT -6)   
It's easy to get caught up in the fear but believe it or not, it really does get better over time.
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