Is the blood in you stool or just on your stool? I sometimes have streaks of blood on the outside of my stools. What do you think is the cause? I also have poor sleeping habits, but i don't think that helped cause my problems. However, I do think it does impede the healing process. Keep listening to you body and i would suggest taking notes about your symptoms so you can remember everything. And definately get a colonoscopy to see what your gut looks like. If you feel you need to change your diet then you should do that. Like 3 years before I got UC I quit driinking sodas and started drinking mostly water just because I felt I had to. If you cherish your life you will do what you have to do.
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.