I've never felt the need to off myself, either due to having UC or any other issues I've faced. I know I haven't struggled with UC like many/most people on here have, but to say we've "all" wanted to off ourselves is quite untrue. I didn't wallow in self-pity after I was diagnosed, and instead, chose to look at the positives - I had a beautiful new son, a supportive spouse and extended family, and I finally knew what was wrong with me (and that it was most likely treatable).
I guess what I'm saying is that it's all about
the perspective from which you choose to look at things. I realize there are underlying mental issues that keep some people from being able to focus on the positives, but there are also some conscious choices one can make.
Symptomatic remission as of May 2009
Colonoscopy in Oct. 2011 showed no inflammation
Symptoms began in Nov. 2008, about
4 weeks after birth of first child
Diagnosed with pancolitis in Jan. 2009
Apriso (Four 0.375 g pills once daily), Mesalamine enema twice weekly, multivitamin, vitamin D, probiotic
Used prednisone (starting dose 40 mg) to gain remission, tapered off easily
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