I was diagnosed nearly two years ago with UC. Previously always been effected by certain foods becoming constipated and gas/bloating. First major symptoms where mucous & bleeding GP sent me for a colonoscopy and I was diagnosed with UC. The specialist that I was referred too didn't really explain what the disease was or that it was auto immune or that it was not something that you could not cure. I kept asking about
diet and she said no don't worry about
I was given Pentasa suppositories (Mesalazine 1grm) which I took for a couple of months then gradually cut them down. But when i stopped medication the symptoms returned. Finally my specialist said try diet as well and she said try the FODMAP diet.
I've also been to Nautropath, Chinese herbalist and a dietitian. But still the symptoms flare up without some form of regular medication. I don't get diarrhoea more constipation so I'm a lot luckier than others, I just hate the thought of medication for the rest of my life. My backside gets rather sensitive and itchy as well and bleeds from wiping with BM.
I've found staying away from Gluten, Lactose, Onion & Garlic, certain vegetables and a lot of fruits especially Apples, pears and stone fruit really helpful. I don't get stomach pain just the gas and bloating which causes the constipation and I only avoid coffee during flare ups.
My Natropath has given me strong Turmeric tablets which I take morning and night I hoping this will help me wean off my meds to less often. I also take a ultra Flora Immune health (pro-biotic) every night and physilium husk every morning on porridge. I've currently managed to cope with a Pentasa suppository every third day.
I've also changed GP to a great doctor in Ballajura who gives me regular blood tests and support, my thyroid is currently showing antibodies around it but at the moment its still functioning ok.
I've had a very stressful time the last two years with my Mother being very ill, so i suppose the stress levels wouldn't have helped.
Does anyone have any advice, its just so nice to be able to speak to someone else with the same problem in varying degrees of course, I don't know anyone with UC.
Post Edited (CEMac) : 11/11/2017 8:45:55 AM (GMT-7)