No, I don't put the food as medication or for the meds to work.
I think your perspective of how you think is what's holding you back. Have you faltered with the 5ASA oral/rectal at all?
If have extremes with high emotions, on steroids and with periods...you're going to have many ups and downs anyway.
The belief that you're doing something BAD is going to screw with your thoughts and behaviour
It's a book with extreme rules that i laugh at, others don't. If I were diabetic or celiac, I'd be laughing at myself for being stupid if I caused myself more suffering....but I don't.
There's a lot of common sense with eating. Food symptoms vs UC symptoms. Food won't CAUSE YOU TO FLARE...nor HEAL YOUR FLARE (I'm not yelling, just emphasising). But if you're inconsistent with your meds and eat with common sense....with permission and good habits, you'll feel better emotionally.
You'll flare again....I'll flare again. You have UC...it is what it is.
You're new at the game, easily enticed and motivated and impressionable. I've been at this for almost 24 years, not including before diagnosis. I believed it ws food before diagnosis and before the bleeding...I ws wrong. It was a relief to me, and yes...I had access to books that made it all about food. i proved it wrong, what can I say.
But...I've been on meds and they worked. i have mental freedom because of it.
You have to find the balance....you've not entered that thought process yet because you believe what YOU'RE doing is wrong and the cause of it all.
Areyou seeing a therapist/counsellor?
*Heather* I give suggestions, do with them what you will.
Status: ...Asacol 3 @ 2x daily; Salofalk enema @ 3rd night (nightly/ flares, tapered/maintenance)
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~Bentylol 20mg as needed; Zantac 150mg; Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma);Effexor XR 37.5 (depression)
~vitamins/minerals/supplements; Probiotics....(RenewLife Ultimate Flora Critical Care+Primadophilus Reuteri capsules @ bedtime)
~Metamucil capsules 6 twice daily with meals; Vitamin D 4500 IU
~URSO for PBC(or PSC?) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS" worth it !!!
Post Edited (quincy) : 11/2/2012 1:39:28 PM (GMT-6)