I understand your inclination to want to be drug free and natural (my DW works in environmental conservation and we have two Toyota Priuses in our driveway, we try to eat healthy, eat local and organic, garden without pesticides, etc.). However, the reality of your situation has now changed with your uc diagnosis. Your medication-free philosophy and disease severity may be wholly incompatible. Yes, a very few can go medication free (often after many years of trial-and-error, as there is no easy solution that works for all), however, the vast majority of uc patients cannot do so. Medications are a part of our lives and essential to maintaining our quality of lives. Uc is caused by your immune system attacking your large intestine, and it can be rather aggressive in a lot of us. As such, rather strong medications are a necessity.
The only sure-fire way to successfully go medication-free is surgery, to have your large intestine removed.
I would encourage you to take your prescript
ion medications. As well managed uc reduces the odds of uc spreading to a more severe form (uc can spread aggressively within the first 5 years of diagnosis). You're likely prescribed mild anti-inflammatory medications, if you keep them up then you may never need the very strong medications some of us take (my hardcore uc medications have small odds of causing lymphoma...).
Moderator Ulcerative Colitis
John, 37, UC in remission
Rx: Remicade @5mgs/kg/8wks + 6MP @50mgsUC urgency is crapping in a trashcan because you cannot wait for your spouse to finish wiping; true story
Post Edited (iPoop) : 11/11/2015 8:55:12 AM (GMT-7)