I need to vent. I was diagnosed with UC in college about
5 years ago. I saw multiple doctors and we tried everything under the sun, nothing seemed to work to help with the constant bleeding, bloating, you know the symptoms! I was miserable, finally my doctor in a last ditch effort decided to put me on prednisone. The side effects of that were almost as bad, I couldn't sleep, gained a ton of weight and felt terrible. On the plus side my UC went into remission. I vowed never to use prednisone again though.
After graduating I move and found another absolutely fabulous doctor. Anyways, long story short he put me on Colazide and it has worked wonders. I am having a flare up right now (I am sure this has to do with missing appointments and not taking my medicine regularly). Anyways, I started dating this guy about 6 months ago. Recently I told him about my UC because I was having a flare up and it was really affecting me. He mentioned that his childhood (and still good friend) also had ulcerative colitis but that he "cured" it and I should talk to him because it shouldn't be as big of a deal as I making it out to be...let's just say that little comment didn't help things. Well, the three of us went out for dinner the other night and my bf in the middle of the conversation told his friend I have UC. At that point they wanted to discuss it, made me feel terribly uncomfortable and basically said that I am obviously not doing something right because the friend was able to get over it and I cannot.
If I am not mistaken ulcerative colitis is a cronic disease that we have to live with. Yes, there are things we can do that can help the symptoms, we can go into remission and feel great, but it doesn't really ever go away. There is no cure. His friend continued to go into this long song and dance about a diet he did for it and that cured him. I tried to explain that it really isn't that simple. Am I completely wrong here?