I was diagnosed with UC about
1.5 years ago. Since then I was taking Mesalazinum (Pentasa granules, Salofalk suppositories, enemas) for a period of 1 month, 2 and 4 months... however if I would stop taking it, the bloody diarrhea with mucous, pain on the left side of rectum, and increased gas would return on the second day, though during all that time I was in remission for about
1 month without any meds.
2.5 months ago I stumbled upon this thread and I've decided to check whether Niacin would reduce the inflammation. I stopped to take Mesalazinum and all the symptoms returned the next day, that day I went to pharmacy and bought B vitamins complex, which includes (per 1 pill):
Pantothenic acid (25mg)
B12 (10 ug)
Biotin (10 ug)
After 2 days the mucous and bleeding has disappeared, the stool was completely normalized. For about
2 months now I'm not taking any meds, except 1 pill of B vitamins complex daily. Now, I'm not sure whether it's a Niacin that's helping or it is some of the other B group vitamin(s), however I rely on the following studies that suggests that Niacin is stopping the inflammation:
P.S. I'm an ovo-lacto-vegetarian for 3 years or so and an ex-smoker. I've been reading that UC might develop from stopping of smoking (and I've quit smoking 2 years ago), but I'm really not sure about
that. Some people are even telling that smoking may reduce the inflammation. I'm also not sure whether vegetarian diet had some impact on UC development, probably not, because I'm getting all the essential nutrients.
Some additional notes: At least for me, the food wasn't triggering my UC symptoms, and none of the diets helped. Also it wasn't a stress.
I'd like to thank the OP for starting up this thread. And if someone has similar results, please share.
Post Edited (nothing) : 12/27/2016 2:42:45 PM (GMT-7)