Dear healingwell UC forums,
I was diagnosed last year with UC after taking 40mg of accutane for 1 year
I have no family history of this disease and after doing some research, I am positive my UC was chemically induced by isotretinoin
I have [become quite depressed] upon realizing that I was inflicted with a chronic, uncurable disease, and was wondering how you guys cope with this terrible disease. It causes me to have severe depressive moments where I wish I could have it all go away, regretting the fact that I agreed to take accutane in the first place.
I am taking Apriso at the moment, but fear that one day it will be ineffective for me
My deepest fear, as revealed to me in a nightmare a couple days ago, was having bloody D
My dream was so vivid, so intense, all because I ate some pepperjack cheese earlier and had some blood on wiping
What I've found works for me:
BLUEBERRIES, scientific research confirms its efficacy in dealing with IBD, maybe a cure within these magical berries
Psyllium husk fiber, nicely shaped stools
Dr. Mercola's Probiotics, not sure if these work or not
What hurts me:
Pepperjack cheese (never again!)
Anyways, more hope came from googling "gene therapy ulcerative colitis"
Its the year 2011, does anyone else here have reason to believe in a cure, possibly in the next decade or two?
What other alternative treatments have you guys heard about
I honestly do not want to be dependent on Apriso for the rest of my life, I try to take as few pills as possible as infrequently as I can get away with, because I fear one day it will no longer work and that I would have to up the dosage or go up to steroids
I would spend every penny I have to cure this disease
Post Edited By Moderator (songlady) : 6/20/2011 6:55:08 PM (GMT-6)