Hi Jay, I understand your point of view but personnally I don't wan't to resctrict my diet to the point where I can only eat boiled chicken and rice for the rest of my life. You have been able to do drastic changes in your lifestyle and that's excellent! I am a person who loves good food, good wine, dessert, pubs, mexican food, etc. They are small joys in my life , I had to cut everything down to chicken and rice ( I am caffeine free, lactose free, eat small meals, low residue diet, etc) since march and it is hell it makes me totally depressive!! I am thinking about stopping the meds and see what it does but again if I end up worse than I am right now it means I end up with a busted colon and septicemia. I am thinking about a lot of things... They sell 100$ pills at the natural food store that are supposed to get rid of my UC, theres homeopathy, theres acupunture, herbs, supllements, teas, etc... I don't know where to look there are so many things I would give a try before surgery of course, but I am far from being rich and here in Quebec the operation is free, other ressources are darn expensive... I don't know I wish Mezavant had worked in the first place. :S I am confused now :O
Diagnosed with severe pancolitis 03/09
Prednisone 35 mg, Imuran 100mg, 2nd Remicade infusion.
Mulitivitamin, calcium supplements, probiotics
Seroquel 12.5mg, Paxil 10 mg (for anxiety, since 2003)