omg! i am sorry to say that i am back. yes, i am flaring again and bad. pooey!
i cant figure out why though?
it seems i always flare seasonally and beginning of winter time (right now in australia).
i flare when im stressed, but not really stressed at the moment.
i flare when i quit smoking, and yes, i just quit smoking.
my last flare was medium and i started smoking to go into remission.
and it WORKED!
and now, when i weaned off the cigs and finally quit, BAM, flare up again.
and this one is bad.
so much pain and buckets of blood everytime i go to the loo.
i was going to post a topic about mangosteen juice as i just met a lady swearing by it, but im glad it came up in another post here. thanx. i wont be buying it. ive tried the miracle cure-alls and they are just money suckers.
and yes, she is in network marketing and wanting me to buy cases and sell it. sucks that they play on the misfortunes of other's health.
ive been taking tumeric and quercertcin together, which is supposedly really good for inflammation. will let you know how that goes.
i just finished a 3 month prednisolone ride and now im flaring.
why why why
i hate that stuff. i blew up like a balloon, got moonface, was moody, eyes blurry, insomnia etc...
finally get off it and was in remission for about a month or more and bam! its back.
is it seasonal, stress, pred tapering, quitting smoking or maybe the whole lot together?
anyone else have any of these issues?
steph - 32 - female - gold coast australia - UC since 2000
severe UC in descending colon and sigmoid colon ONLY
mesalazine granules 3g x1 a day (much nicer than a million tablets a day)
prednisolone 25mg x1 a day (ick ick and did i say ick?)
enteric coated fish oil -omega 3 (so they get all the way to my colon)
vitamin D3 x1 a day
tumeric capsules - if i remember to take the bloody things.
i still eat what i want, when i want, if i feel like eating at all :(