Hi! I met a wonder man this year in January, started out as friends (seriously I kept saying he is not my type) four months later and a kiss that shot me to the moon, I'm in love! So not anyone I thought I would date or be attracted too and it has been the best blessing in my whole life!
Just being this happy has helped me get my mind off UC. Zoloft (been on since January) has changed my aniexty life!!!
You all know I have done and tried just about everything (except hookworms or FT) but alternative wise I did it!
I got on Prilocec two weeks ago, wow that is amazing stuff! The burning in my guts have stopped!
You know what has really really changed my stool and overall health? Whey protein! Ok I've tried it before and it killed my guts just after a day. So I tried a new one Life Extensions New Zealand Whey, but I take it a night before I got to bed. The first night was a fricken nightmare, I must of poop 20 times! The next night 10, the next night 5 and last night nothing! I woke this morning not running to the bathroom and in a hour I pooped like a normal amount! Still skinny stools but no running back and forth!!!! Ok so my bowel habits have been so much better on this BUT no lie, my mood is so much better! I have energy! My mind is clearer! I sleep awesome on it (no need for benedryl or xanax to help me sleep). You all know me, I don't sell anything or try to push anything! I actually have tried so many things people have recommended on this site right??? This whey has been a game changer for me!!!! I still only take 2 lialda at night. I was taking more and yes it helped with the bleeding, but 5ASA give me urgency and I poop my pants all the time in the car!!! It has stopped since starting the whey. I use the Vanilla since coco might give heartburn. Man life just in the past week with this stuff has been awesome! I know always make whey smoothies and stuff and I always wished I could but the side effects, has bloating, poops stirred me away. I keep at it though with this whey, only at night before bed and by the third night what an improvement!!!
I'm still recovering from my fistula surgery, but that it going good so far too! I still have a hole near my anus, but not like the divot I had a couple months ago! OMG that surgery was the worst! I had no idea what I was in for!!!
I'm not on a computer much anymore, just my IPad, so it's hard to type so much for so long. I'm at work now, so I was able to jump on a write. I read a lot of the posts still so I still hover over the site. I'm not cured or anything, but managing this disease has been so much better lately. We are all so different, what works and doesn't for each individual person.
UC since '05 and DX with chronic Lyme's in '10. Lialda, lexapro, trying Uceris .5asa never put me in remission. I eat well, exercise , pray and use my faith, but sometimes you still need medication. I tried without it, bad idea.i'm not out trying to save the world, just trying to make a difference, with a smile and a positive attitude :) a fighter in life!