I've had three flares:
In regard to frequency, I'm getting flares less often.
In regard to intensity, my second flare was the worst. My doctor was shocked when he saw my condition.
In regard to duration, my second flare lasted the longest.
I healed quickly after all three flares.
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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