I can completely identify with everything you guys wrote. Thanks for sharing
The worst for me are family members who have never had UC and have never read about
it offering meaningless advice. I've been told by family members to eat healthy and reduce stress as if it will magically disappear! Some people will tell me to try juicing or raw fruits/veggies.
Funny thing is that i've been on SCD 15 years or so and people tell me to try cutting out junk food!! So infuriating!
UC since 2001, severe GERD/heartburn secondary to mesalamine? (1 Major flare up in 2005 triggered by running)
Mostly drug free remission for 12 years (till Jan 2017) due to SCD diet, fish oil (nordic naturals), and ocassional low dose asacol.
NOW: SCD Diet, Lialda (1.2 g), fish oil, VSL 3 (4 capsules), started acupuncture again.
*cannot tolerate more than a very low dose of mesalamine since 2014