Hi! My name is Anton, 23 years old. I’m living and studying in Moscow. I was born in Kazakhstan in small old town named Uralsk. I like reading, walking, cycling, chess, ballroom dance, yoga, music. My life has changed a lot when I was diagnosed. I abandoned my ballroom dance hobby, didn’t work, almost dropped out my MA course in high school, met with my friend very seldom. But I begin to write poems and to study yoga. It makes me glad at least.
I associate the birth of my disease with my life style and previous radiation therapy on brain. Irradiation is said to affect to mucous tunic especially in bowel. And of course my student life beyond home and irregular food accelerated the process.
I was diagnosed UC 3.5 years ago. Firstly (like almost all I think) I was hospitalized with disputable dysentery. But after colonoscopy I’d known what is UC. I’ve taken follow basic medicaments: sulfasalazine, mesacol, salofalk (pills and suppositories): 5-ASA; prednisolone. First emission lasted approximately half a year, then little by little symptoms returned. I hospitalized again, everything was all right after. I begun to take homeopathic medicines for my brother’s advice. It was a big mistake. Of course I threw to take simple pills and very soon my UC flared up again. In this time I worked and studied, it was a terrible period. Very often I brought to home my colon’s contents. I went to my doctor, who scolded me and prescribed prednisolone and others tablets. Since then I cure with doubtful progress.
Not long ago I was in hospital where doctor advised me remicade injection. I don’t dare to this injection for a while. Therewith I’m feeling much better than before but my skin on face covered of nasty pimples, associated with gradual decrease prednisolone dosage I think. They irritate me. In this winter I had very strong pain in right side of my body. I couldn’t go sometimes even to the bathroom. Doctor said that it is reactive arthritis. Sulfasalazine and analgetics helped me.
At now I have 5-6 bovel movements with hard stool without bleeding. I take salofalk (tablets and suppositories), prednisolone (40mg in decreasing order), fertal (probiotics, vitamin B and aloe vera complex).
I want to ask my fellows what do you think about fasting?
Did anybody cure with that method?
Are there clinics specialized on starvation diet in USA?
And how dangerous is remicade injection (consequences)?
Sorry for my terrible russian english. I hope that my story is understandable.
written by Anton
(the first UC’er whose written on the site from Kazakh!!!!)
submitted in the Colitis Venting Area