New member here. I was diagnosed with UC November 2002 and I have been living with this beast ever since. I came out of a year long remission a little over a year ago and I have tried every drug possible to get back in remission.
I participated in a study through my doctor involving Humira starting last September but was released from the study in February and listed as a non-responder. I was the only patient that this drug did not work for in the study.
Since being released from the study, my doctor has prescribed just about everything to try and get me back healthy again. Right now I am on Prednisone 40mg, Colazal 9pills/day, Cipro, Imuran, Rowasa (nightly enema), and I just started taking Super Shield on my own (with dr's permission) about a week and a half ago.
Right now, I can't keep any foods down. Some foods are better than others obviously. I basically have to eat the most bland foods out there to keep me somewhat manageable. For instance, I grilled a cheeseburger last night and left off lettuce, tomato, onions, etc and I've gone 6 times since.
A typical day for me right now: Wake up a few times a night with painful gas, which may or may now contain traces of bowel. I go to the bathroom as soon as I awake. However, I usually only pass gas with small traces of bowel. I usually go 3 times before I leave for work, then a couple at work, then 1 or 2 when I get home.
I'm looking for any advice I can get from you guys. Right now, I'm really trying to curve my diet but it's hard. Anyways, any advice would be appreciated...