Submitted by “Danny Boy” via the Colitis Venting Area:
I have UC.
I was diagnosed with UC in June of 2008. It goes without saying that it has been quite the journey since then.
I am currently living in Richmond, Virginia with my wife and son, who we just welcomed into the world this July!
I love traveling and meeting many diverse types of people from all walks of life.
Medications and Supplements:
I am currently on 60mg of prednisone daily along with Asacol, have been on Lialda, Flagil, and Dexilant.
I also take daily doses of cod liver oil, probiotics and boswelia . I have also gone thru accupuncture therapy which I found to be helpful.
One of the most frustrating thing for me has been that there is no “magic bullet” for relief. Also the many times that I have felt completely alone in dealing with this. I have an amazingly supportive wife and plenty of family and friends who try and relate but as hard as they try they can’t.
I was in the hospital last weekend due to a flare, and have since started the SCD diet. Today is the 3rd day of being on it and I have noticed some improvement. Despite feeling completely exhausted 90% of the time, my gut does seem to be on the upswing. My fingers are crossed but i realize that this is not by any means going to be an overnight remedy.
I am hopefully optimistic about this new diet as i have read many success stories by others who have implemented it.