Posted 11/12/2020 4:12 PM (GMT -8)
yea! Monitoring my diet with selected supplements has helped me remain in remission for quite some time now, no blood, no urgency, with no more than one or sometimes two BMs a day. But I have never been completely satisfied.
Prior to UC diagnosis and my first flare, I experienced well over a year of ever more loosening stools, until POW!, an unbelievably intense flare hit me. Later flares were also preceded by weeks without urgency but loose stools seemed to predict what was to come. So now I closely monitor my bowel habits, always looking for that formed banana shape.
Despite my remission it hasn't always been easy to consistently prevent BMs from gradually loosening. But I found a supplement that supports microbiome balance and it really seems to help. It is not a cure, I still cannot have a beer and pizza at happy hour, but it works very well for helping to maintain formed stools with my normal lifestyle.
This has been in my signature for over six months but I really didn't want to explicitly share it with HW until now because I wanted to be absolutely sure it works long term.