FYI: It was my first year of UC and things were gradually improving. I was to the point where I actually thought I wouldn't have it a full year regardless what the Dr's said. (probably b/c I got it instantly and I was showing great improvements) but then I took out a wisdom tooth and started a week or 10 day amoxicillen course. By like the 3rd day I was having liquid blood and the worst pain I had had in my entire life. My UC was severe from the start but had never given me pain or cramps. I cramped and felt like I ate glass and nails after the antibiotics for about 2 months and have never fully recovered. But also, I didn't know what probiotics were and my GI didn't recommend them, he just let me do the amoxicillen without any advice.
28/M/TX single parent of gorgeous 3yo girl (revised 12/12/08)
Severe Colitis (pancolitis) since January 9, 2005
currently: Mildly Flaring
RX/day: none! Tapered off Prednisone 9/20/08. Lost job and insurance 10/2007 and stopped taking asacol and Imuran cold turkey
OTC: enzymes everyday, turmeric, seldom use probiotics, vitamins & other natural treatments
Diet: SCD helps tremendously, but am not strictly on it.
Other: Prayer, food combos, good posture, chewing more, etc.