I'm newly diagnosed with UC and have a few questions. First of all, what does remission look and feel like? Are the stools back to normal, or is there always diarrhea and/or soft stools. How do you know when you are flaring? Do you start having bad cramps and more frequent BM?
I was told by my GI that the moment I start feeling even 10% worse to call him right away. The thing is that I always have diarrhea and going about 3-4 times a day is now the norm for me. I know that I'm coming out of a flare up but just wondering if this is remission and if this is the way that it will always be for me.
Also, can I go back to way I was eating before all this started? I used to eat a lot of fresh veg and fruit, high fibre, dairy, etc. I've been cutting out all dairy, having white bread with little fibre and trying to cook all vegetables. I know that the GI said that it has nothing to do with food but if I"m going to have diarrhea anyway, can I just eat what I want? Just wanted some input from everyone. Thanks!