Yes they have been checked and supposedly aren't so bad, but we can always find someone worse and better off than ourselves. I was told that the ones associated with crohn's if removed surgically can turn into a non healing ulcer! Yikes~! So surgery is not an option even if I am 100% UC, the price is way to high!
Maybe I should embrace my 3, name them, give them some love and they might be less of a pain in the arse!
I've just started the sunflower & spinach diet and am seeing improvements already - glad you are in remission maybe I will do that too?.......
Diagnosed with Proctitis UC in Jan 2007 but never realised the seriousness of it....given Pentasa suppositories.....Nov/Dec 2008 very ill - thought it was food poisoning so was prescribed antibiotics twice then ended up in Hospital for 11 days on IV Steroids tapering off with Prednisolone Pancolitis now diagnosed!....another flare in April hospitalised for 12 days put onto Azathioprine and the prednisolone which has now finished. Hooray!
Presently Daily - Pentasa 4 tablets am & pm - 100mg Azathiprine - Asacol enema when needed
Alternatively I take a herbal tincture created for me by the Archway Clinic of Herbal Medicine which is great - I am taking a homeopathic treatment - Aloe Vera tablets - Slippery Elm tablets - Echinachia tablets - Floradix Herbal Iron Tonic - Royal Jelly