So... I haven't been around for awhile, and I usually don't post much, just glean what I can from other's posts. But, this time around I thought I'd get specific input from y'all... so here's my little story:
I have been on Remicade for almost a year and a half, and have been doing pretty well on it. Not as well as I was on Humira (best remission of my life), but certainly okay. I just moved a few weeks ago, and so was under a bit of stress, starting a new job, etc. Then, I developed these crazy knots in my back for like a week- so much pain I could barely move. Somewhere in there, I started having a bit of D, which quickly turned into what I know to be the beginning of a flare for me: several trips to the bathroom a night, bad cramps, etc. I'm now at 3-ish trips at night, and at least 5 during the day. No blood or mucous, yet, though, and so I'm thinking I can probably kick this thing's butt before it gets worse.
So: I've started taking George's Aloe Vera, which seemed to be helping the first few days, then not so much, I don't know why. I purchased some slippery elm powder, but am a little wary of when/how to take it, as I know it can interfere with the absorption of Asacol. My diet right now consists of bananas, rice, eggs, kefir/yogurt, almond milk, stuff like that. Oh, and a protein shake once or twice a day. Anything else seems to just run right through me (blech), or cause more pain.
Anything anyone would suggest I change/add/whatever? I'm feeling pretty positive right now about stopping this before it gets really bad... but today was not a good one at work- lots of belly pain and trips to the bathroom (I work at a health food store, though, which is a plus! Employee discount!! )
Sorry such a long post...