That makes sense, and I totally understand being out of it at colonoscopy time.
Good thing your mom was there for you.
I'd like to share with you what's helped me.
Some meds work for some and not for others.
For me, the traditional meds failed me and the mesalamines I
became intolerant of.
And when the doc gave me a choice of surgery or remicade, I
balked and had to find my own way.
He also told me diet has nothing to do with UC, but I found
that it has a great deal to do with exacerbating its symptoms!
I found that by doing these things it helped control my
symptoms by 75%:
1) adequate high intake of vitamin d3 ( need to get your
levels checked first)
2) probiotics are key, are you on any?
3) slippery elm powder to coate the intestinal tract helped
4) l-glutamine amino acid powder for long term colonic
5) food combining
6) diet modification as in gluten and dairy free
7) rectal meds help lots of folks out
The Last 25% was taken care of by LDN, low dose naltrexone,
which put me in remission.
If any of this interests you, there are
things IMO that you can control, which will have a direct impact on your
disease, the symptoms you experience and their severity.
I was able to control my UC into remission through various
supplements, probiotics, diet modification, and LDN , low dose
For more info on the protocol which has put me into remission,
please go to this link: https://www.healingwell.com/community/default.aspx?f=38&m=1666318 , and look at the 11th post.
I hope you feel better and let us know how we can help
Rx meds didn't help me. But 4.5 mg LDN +Paleo diet +supplements=REMISSION.Protein shakes w/almond milk,Maca powder,L-Glutamine,D-Ribose,chia seeds.VSL#3,K2,VIt. D3,slippery elm bark powder.For more info,my protocol is the 11th post at this link: https://www.healingwell.com/community/default.aspx?f=38&m=1666318
If you have any questions, you can find my email address at my profile.