@iPoop The problem is, I spoke to my family about this and neither me nor they want to start using a higher dosage of medication and/or stronger medication. I know it's either the meds or the flare up, but it's tough to decide whether getting more drug dependent is right for now
You have ulcerative colitis for life, and quality of life is something you have to fight to maintain through medication. Uc can spread in severity and extent when not treated well with the proper medications and dosages. I think drawing lines in the sand on what medications you will not try will be to your own detriment, and you will just end up suffering because of it. Your disease most likely has a course that could be in direct conflict with your ideology. None of us wants to be on medications, we were very healthy before uc, but now we realize medications are essential to maintain the quality of life we strive to maintain.
And one thing to state clearly, uc medications are not the same as heroin, lsd, and other illegal and highly addictive drugs. Uc drugs are not addictive and one cannot become physically dependent on any if them. They are maintenance medications that treat symptoms of uc, but never cure uc. Stop taking said medications and the symptoms return.
I believe you should educate yourself more about
your lifelong, crohnic disease, and the treatments available. As you sound misinformed, or to be basing important decisions based on incomplete information.
Moderator ulcerative colitis
M, 36, proctosigmoiditis
Rx: Remicade 5mg a kg every 8 weeks, 75mg 6MP, twice a week Rowasa
Diet: Diet mods and supplements haven't done a thing for me
Autoimmune disease, because the only thing tough enough to kick my arse is me.
Post Edited (iPoop) : 2/5/2015 5:13:31 AM (GMT-7)