My Colitis started as diarrhea. I had bad diarrhea for many years due to antibiotics and poor eating habits. I ignored the diarrhea. I kept eating chocolate and drinking HFCS beverages, not realizing that my condition could get worse. After all, UC is supposed to be a genetic disease, not something that I could get. I kept getting diarrhea and I kept eating chocolate and drinking HFCS beverages. Well, one day I started getting blood with the diarrhea. I immediately stopped eating chocolate and drinking HFCS beverages. I started eating fiber. Gradually, I stopped getting blood and diarrhea, and my flare went away on its own. That was my first flare. It lasted three months.
Joy - 47 yrs and counting
Colitis 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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