I take Lexapro. I started taking it about
a year and a half ago. I think the fact that I had taken such a hard drug--Prednisone--made me less fearful of taking a drug like Lexapro. Lexapro has really helped with my anxiety and depression. I can't imagine going back to a life without it.
It's really hard to tell sometimes whether or not something is coincidental. I started hiking in the mountains for the first time in February a few years ago. That August I got my first flare up. I got my next flare a year later, again in late August. At the time, I didn't know why I had Colitis. I thought that perhaps I was allergic to something in the mountains. I got tested for allergies and found out that I'm not allergic to anything in the mountains. BTW, I also got my third and final flare in late August. I noticed that I got it after the weather started to change. I get cold easily and my body tenses up when it is cold, making it easier for me to flare.
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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