Second morning w/ no bleeding!

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Date Joined May 2009
Total Posts : 33
   Posted 6/1/2009 8:33 AM (GMT -6)   

The bleeding has subsided and the pain is lessened. This flare was worse than the last one. If this keeps up it will be my second remission without prednisone. It started last Saturday (so 10 days). I took ideas from this forum and I think it really helped. I increased the probiotics (20-30 Billion with each meal), started taking fish oil (2g/day) in addition to the asacol, and started watching my diet a little more carefully. Yesterday, I ate: organic oatmeal, banana, organic microwave rice/peas/carrots (Amy's), whole sweet potato, lean steak, organic pear juice. The day before I ate: homemade organic carrot/celery/bell pepper juice, lean ground beef, organic currant and pear juices. The day before that, I think it was an apple, organic yogurt, lean ground beef, plain baked potato. I have also been staying very still and resting. I think I will try and go to work this morning! Thanks everyone for all the help and advice!
27 / Male
UC Diagnosis May 2003
Survived 9 flares
Used prednisone, asacol 6/day
Alternatives: have successfully tamed 1 flare and counting without prednisone with massive doses of probiotic (along with asacol)
Diet: paleolithic (but I often cheat), non-smoker, non-drinker
Other problems: Childhood asthma

Post Edited (PrednisoneJunkie) : 6/1/2009 7:36:18 AM (GMT-6)

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Date Joined Mar 2008
Total Posts : 678
   Posted 6/1/2009 8:46 AM (GMT -6)   
That's great! I wish you a speedy recovery.
32 yr old female
Mild Pancolitis
I've had UC since 2000 but was in remission for most of those 8 years med free
Cannot tolerate mesalamine - starting 6mp soon?

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Date Joined Feb 2007
Total Posts : 436
   Posted 6/1/2009 2:27 PM (GMT -6)   
I think your diet is playing a major role with your UC and apparently you do to since you're eating that healthy and posted everything you ate. My UC symptoms seem to be correlated to my diet also. Goodluck PredJunkie. I'm so happy for you b/c prednisone was great for me but like i've mentioned before, I was on and off it for years and now I have osteoperosis.
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.

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Date Joined Mar 2008
Total Posts : 1580
   Posted 6/2/2009 12:10 AM (GMT -6)   
Great news!!! : )
Moderate Pancolitis
Dx'd 05/2007
8 Pentasa per day (4/2)
Corti Foam p.m. 3-4X per week
Curcummin and Probiotics/Rueteri.
Bowel Soother and IntestiNew, Fish Oil, Calcium/Mag/Zinc, Multi Vitamin and Melatonin
Eliminated Fructose and Corn Syrup
Could never tolerate artificial sweetners
I try to excersice/swim daily
Did I happen to mention I HATE this disease!!!
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