I might have Ulcerative Colitis, I’m not sure yet.
I have not been diagnosed yet, but have a colonoscopy scheduled for Oct 26. Had long bouts of remission. In my 30’s diagnosed with Irritable Bowel, in my 40’s doctor thought it was ulcerative proctitis and prescribed Rowasa which cleared it up. Long remission and now in my 60’s have had recent flare up for 2 weeks or so. Have not had a colonoscopy only a sigmoidoscopy in my 40’s. Have long periods of remission.
As mentioned, I’ve experienced long periods of remission. Have had blood appear in the last couple of weeks. Went to my family doctor and she referred me to a Gastroenterologist so I will have a colonoscopy. I am familiar with the SCD diet and try to follow it. I have cut out all milk products as milk really bothers me. Also, all sweets and anything that seems to bother me. I would like to know what people eat during flare ups. I’ve lost about 14 lbs so far and doctor wants me on a bland diet. I’m not sure what to eat and wanted suggestions on what to eat when having those awful flare ups. I’m not on any medications at this point. I’d like to know what is the longest time people have been in remission too. Thanks for your help. I am so happy there is this site to share information. Thanks Adam!
Rowasa seemed to help me but I might have had a mild case of ulcerative proctitis when I used it.
Submitted by “Sick and Tired” in the Colitis Venting Area