Yes, and because it has been several months that you have been suffering it is getting worse. When you start treatment, then that will hopefully subside. Interestingly enough, I stopped doing accupuncture because it was getting too expensive. My bleeding started back up again (within 2 weeks of stopping treatment). And then, about
2 months later I went into remission again. Currently in remission with NO meds.... for no reason whatsoever. I know people with colitis say that stress makes their symptoms worse but I think with proctitis is might be different. I'm under a great deal of stress right now and it hasn't affected my proctitis at all.
Also, one other observation. I have been suspecting that the sulfites in bagged lettuce might be a problem for me, so I stopped eating it about
a month ago. Still eating veggies, washed, etc., but no bagged lettuce. Don't know if that has anything to do with it or not. The allergy testing can't test on chemicals......
Diagnosed with severe ulcerative proctitis - 2003.
Remission until late 2006, Flared again from 11/06 to 4/07:
Currently in remission!! YEAH!
Doing acupuncture once a week.
I take Immunplex (multivitamin), Vit E, Fish Oil, Probiotic Eleven, Slippery Elm. Also started taking pH Balance Green because of inflammation in the finger joints (which I believe to be all connected to the proctitis inflammation as well... inflammation just moving around until I get healed!)
Had allergy testing done as well.... allergic to cow's milk and shellfish (no outward symptoms of this at all), but laid off those foods as well.