I WANT a magic bullet! Since there is none - important to know what your stomach does and how it reacts to certain food, drinks, environment, etc. I was diagnosed with IBS so many years ago so my symptoms are often digestive - not colon - there is a lot of difference. Not sure why God made us so complicated inside but we have to learn what our bodies do for us and to us. I am almost 69 and have learned a lot but don't think I will live long enough to figure out UC!!
Senior - New diagnosed with proctosigmoiditis - 6/2008 Tried, Colozal, steroid enemas, etc. - started working but severe side effects occurred. No mesalamines!!
Started on prednisone Feb.7, 2009 - tapering to 20 mg. - upped prenisone to 25mg. on my own (bleeding returned) - 6MP - 50 mg. 2/28/2009
75mg. 6 MP added on 4/8/2009 - waiting for CBC and Prometheus tests
Probiotic Align, Prilosec for GERD, Gas-X, vitamins, Calcium/D
Tylenol for knees and arthritis.