During Easter this year I reported my first flare since 2009. Up until then a combination of Low-dose Naltrexone, careful diet and excersize seemed to keep me symptom-free.
My flare, involving frequent messy pooping, windiness, mucous and some bleeding, took me my surprise. At the time, I blamed work stress and plummeting oestrogen. I resolved to stick with LDN, exercise, a scrupulous FODMAP diet and enhanced probiotics as my Plan A. Resorting to heavy-duty drugs was my Plan B.
I am pleased to say I am, of this week, back to my old self! I now poop once every two days, as usual, and in a normal fashion. My energies are recovering. It has been a long haul but I knew I had to be patient.
This week I am seeing my regular GP about
changing my HRT to a post-menopause variety with higher oestrogen levels. I hope this helps prevent further flares.
I know that some of you felt aggrieved that LDN has been my solution over the years. I count myself lucky that I found LDN before going down the surgical route that was being recommended to me. For me it is the way to go. UC is not the same for everyone and so LDN is not, I'm afraid, the magic bullet I wish it was.
Thank you everyone for your help way back in April.
DX Sept. 2008 aged 45. Moderate / Severe pan UC; Prednisolone then Asacol, but liver compromised. Azathioprine 100 mg from November 2008. Prednislone tapered off. Reduced symptoms, but not good enough. Hair loss.March 2009 consulted Dr Bob Lawrence. Prescribed LDN 4.5 mg. Other meds ended. Virtually no symptoms until Feb 2018. Now flaring! Back in remission July 2018.
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