Over the past two years, I have gone from 215lbs to 195lbs and I feel like I'm still losing weight. My UC has gotten worse over the past two years as well. I basically feel like by body digests nothing naturally and I lose all the necessary nutrients my body needs to maintain a healthy physique. Along with the weight loss, I have seen a scary decrease in strength and stamina. I stopped going to the gym because it was so difficult to finish my workout.
All of this has me greatly concerned about my overall health. I would like to find a way to get the weight back. I think the first step is eating foods that my body can digest. Unfortunately, that's easier said than done. I've thought about going to a nutrionist familiar with UC who may be able to recommend a diet for me based on my condition, as well as maybe an allergy test.
I went to my GI dr a couple weeks ago and addressed my concerns. Since I was on prednisone on and off for a few years (I've been off since last August), he suggested a bone density scan, which I'm having today. He also will be doing a colonoscopy and endoscopy next week to see if everything is ok. I've never had an endoscopy so he going to see if everthing is ok on that end.
Does anyone have any advice or opinions about my health, my weight loss, or seeing a nutrionist? I need help...
Colazal - 8 pills a day
Canasa - 4-5 nights a week
Symax - 2 a day (this is as needed when I'm having urgency problems)
Multi-vitamin - One a day mens health
Metamucil - 2 a day about 5 days a week