I bled daily for over 2 years. It was frightening at first but I adjusted to it. At about
the 1.5 year mark I lost all my B-12 stores and had to get monthly injections. Shortly thereafter I was diagnosed with chronic illness anemia. Just make sure you and your doctor stay on top of the effects of blood loss. Try not to stress about
it but be diligent in your treatment of UC.
dx proctitis in 1987
dx UC in 1991, was stable until 1998
1998 started prednisone, asacol, pentasa, nortriptylene, ativan, 6MP, rowasa enemas and suppositories, hydrocortisone enemas, tried the SCD diet, being a vegetarian, omega 3s, flax, pranic healing, yoga, acupuncture, probiotics
2000 lost all my B-12 stores and became anemic
2001 opted for j-pouch surgery- now living life med-free