Posted 2/25/2020 2:38 PM (GMT -7)
Back to square one after having a solid remission the last 8 years. Ugh.
I was able to stop taking maintenance meds 3 years ago-
I am gluten free (intolerance) & dairy free (allergic) which was discovered because of my UC journey. I am extremely diligent about my diet. I also believe in supplements- I take turmeric, Omega-3, D, B, and probiotics daily & have for atleast 15years.
My problem started when I became chronically constipated over the summer this year, I suspect that is due to the change of my IUD last March. Long story short- GI doc (same I’ve had since day 1!) decided to take a look and in December, I had a scope.
NO ACTIVE DISEASE, A BEAUTIFUL COLON indeed!!! However, he asked me to start linzess. I was skeptical since I’ve not taken any meds for a very long time. Just so u know, I appreciate medicine, My 11 year old son is now on meds for his newly diagnosed UC (like mother, like son - sadly) BUT, I am super skeptical about what I will put in MY body BECAUSE of my UC and my very solid remission. Long story short, I’m not sure if that linzess triggered the HORRIBLE flare that’s just blown up the past 2 weeks or the scope was the underlying cause or a combo of the 2. Either way, I feel like dirt & it’s been awhile since I’ve felt so bad & spent so much time in the bathroom-
I asked for a prednisone script and that starts tomorrow for the next 2 weeks. I’ve also added Boswellia to my supplement intake to aid the turmeric.
I’ve not been in this hell for quite sometime so I’d like to ask what suggestions you all might have ? And I appreciate them!!!