No, I'm not flaring.
I'm on maintenance meds, however......but I'm not flaring.
I have no problems with the meds I take, which are still first-line after 20 years.
I'm not into scare tactics, however....and regardless of the information you've written, being vegan doesn't stop one from any illness, improving from illness or having a longer life.
I'm OK with you following your beliefs, but I still don't believe that meat is bad for us as I'm free to state.
Who cares if meat takes longer to digest....that's why we eat it.
There are all forms of protein, eat them all.....
I'm not an athlete, so whatever about
what they eat. Many of them are obsessive and starve themselves anyway and will go to many lengths to maintain their perceived peak performance....sometimes at the expense of their own bodies consuming itself.
I have the same opinion about
sugar.....do I overconsume it? at times? Do I notice worse symptoms...no.
Let's see how I'm feeling at this time.....I'm distressed and it's affecting me wholly to my core, because a long-time friend/client of mine is dying of cancer....most of her family are my clients and her will to live and high pain threshold has her struggling to the eventual bitter end.
Dealing with the emotional aspect of this....someone who is in my age group....someone who has been a vegan, followed all sorts of herbal regimens, was in massage therapy/cranial sacral work...and everything marked holistic....is dying.
I may flare because I'm conflicted as to what to feel, and I see no dignity in suffering to that extent. WE all die.
SO IT'S NOT BECAUSE OF A STEAK OR WHAT I EAT!!!! IF I FLARE, I WELL EARNED IT!!!!! AM I SCARED OF IT....NO....IT HAPPENS, THAT'S PART OF HAVING UC CONTROLLED OR NOT.
I personally don't have any control over people's obsessiveness about
what they eat to control their symptoms....but if one piece of bread puts them over the edge, it's not the bread.
I see how the meds have done me well.....I'm percancer free, and so far the liver disease I have related to UC is still in early stages. I'll continue to trust my doctor who isn't extreme.....and I really do trust my instincts to say I can function very well and have never crap my pants in public.
If I want a steak with cheesecake and 8 cups of coffee....I have it.
Anything else you want to know??? Continue the way you're going, for we all find our niche.
You're 20 years old, been on prednisone and you have experience to know it ALL? Sheesh, talk to me when you actually have experience.
*Heather* Status: maintenance Asacol 6 daily + Salofalk enemas every 3rd night
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~UC meds: Asacol (3 x2 daily); Salofalk enemas nightly for flares & taper to maintenance
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed; Ranitidine (reflux); Effexor XR 75mg(depression); Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
~vitamins/minerals/supplements; Probiotics....(Natural Factors Protec, Primadophilus Reuteri Pearls). @ bedtime
~various digestive enzymes as needed
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS" worth it !!!
Post Edited (quincy) : 6/8/2009 8:35:49 AM (GMT-6)