Well, I had been symptom free since spring 2007, and recently have feeling healthier than ever ("cured!?"). I turned 50 (yikes) this summer, and had been diagnosed with UC way back in 1993. I have suffered with bouts of severe UC which resulted in many hospitilizations , and almost had THE surgery several times. Over the years I have tried the full array of meds., except remicade.
I am shocked and disappointed that just last week, seemingly out of nowhere, my UC is back! I began bleeding literally over night, and am back on 40 mgs. of pred. I had always stayed on a minimum of 6MP for maintenance, and upped that to 100 mgs.
I am not sure how to process this relapse; I really thought that I was done with this! I am happily remarried to a terrific guy, have two great step-sons and a little dog that I adore... no stress that I can see. So, now the questions come from well meaning people ... is it stress? Is it something you ate? What causes it? Boy, if I could answer those tough ones I would certainly stop doing whatever and fill you guys in on the secret, huh?
Well, just reaching out to others in this club that none of us want to be in!!.....