Hello guys, my name is Mohammad and I have ulcerative colitis.
My Super Happy Ulcerative Colitis Story:
My story is quite long but I will write it anyway. I got diagnosed with ulcerative colitis on January 2010. I was given the usual asacol/mesalazine with tapering off of the prednisolone. Within a few days after I came out of the hospital UC came back and just didn’t let go. I am a medical student in the United Kingdom and I failed that years medical exams due to the UC. This forced me to take a year out and absolutley devastated me.
My ulcerative colitis got progressively worse and I was put on Azathioprine. This I can say did absolutely nothing. I was going toilet non stop and I was getting no sleep at night. Have you been toilet in the middle of the night only to find out when you get back in bed that you need to go for a second round in the bathroom. Anyway my situation was not improving at all so the doctors put me on remicade/infliximab. This worked for the first few weeks but then it came back. Again the pain came back and bloody diarrhea.
I knew fully well now that the doctors were going to tell me to go for surgery. The thought of this just didn’t sit well with me. For one medical school starts in a few days and If I had gone for surgery I would have had to take another year out. I have a family who depend on me graduating so I can provide for them financially. I have also seen videos of a very nice guys called Dennis on youtube who has a J-pouch. He says that he has to go to the bathroom about 6 times daily I think. That would not work for me at all as I am doing my internship at the hospital 9-6pm everyday.
So I finally decided a few days ago to start the SCD diet and I have been sticking to it fanatically as stated in the book. I started on Sunday night and I am writing this very early morning on Wednesday so that’s about 3 days. All I can say is this. This diet has helped me more than anything has ever helped me before. let me just put this into perspective. On sunday I went to the bathroom about 8 times during the days with 4 times during the night. On all the occasions there was blood. Last night I went to bathroom only once and 4 times during the day with very little blood.
I have finally found a way out of this disease I think. The book states that you need to be on the diet at least a year to reap the full benefits. Every single day I have been on I have improved. Its early days now. At this rate I believe I will be disease free within a few weeks. I will be pretty busy at the hospital so I will try my best to keep you guys updated.
P.S. I appologise if there are any spelling or gramatical mistakes
Submitted by Mohammad in the Colitis Venting Area
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