I am surprised that you were not cautioned of Sigmoid/Left sided UC at the time of proctitis diagnosis. When I was diagnosed with proctitis, the GI warned me, within a year or two, you are going to get UC, hopefully, it will stick to the sigmoid region only if you are religious with the drugs, and thats exactly what happened. Late 2008 Proctitis, mid 2009 UC.
I doubt, it has anything to do with your India trip but certainly related to the stress. I was also under tremendous stress during this period.
If I have to do all this over, I would say, get the inflammation down, by hook or by crook but once you are settled, study religiously the kind of diet you are eating, research gut flora, reduce your stress, include soluble fibers and then insoluble fibers in your diet. Make sure that the fiber in your diet increases significantly (during remission).
Also, go through the old posts and literally make a list of what benefits people. There is so much individual variation in this business that nobody can make a concrete statement, trial and error is the only way.
Dx 03/2007, left sided UC. Currently in remission
Sulfasalazine 1.5gm 4X a day, Vit. B12, 1mg, 1 tablet, Fish oil 2400mg , Butyrate 2-3 caps, Vit D 5000 IU, Benebiotics 2caps, Mesalamine Enema,
Verapamil 320mg for migraine, Nabumetone 750mg as an abortive
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