Hey all, I was recently diagnosed with ulcerative colitis within the past 2 weeks.
Since Christmas time I started having stomach issues, and I tried to do things on my own to get better and nothing was working. Finally on January 14th, my symptoms were so bad that my parents took me to the ER. I was admitted to the hospital and I had a colonoscopy the next day. They found that I had significant inflammation in my colon and intestines and after the biopsy results came back they said it was UC.
After they diagnosed me with UC, I stayed in the hospital for 10 days until I started to feel better. They started me on prednisone, asacol and flagyl early in the week, but those weren’t working very well. They gave me a remicade infusion and within the next 24 hours I started to notice relief. They let me go home on January 24th and I have been reading about the SCD diet and have been trying to start things going in that direction. I am currently on prednisone, 40mg a day, and they are tapering me off of it throughout the next month. I will be having another remicade infusion Feb 4th. I have been eating things like eggs, bacon, fish, chicken, bananas, smoothies, peanut butter and stuff like that. I still have yet to have a good bowel movement that is solid and formed. I am just nervous about getting this whole thing under control and I guess I’m really impatient too. I know it’s not going to get better overnight, but it is just hard to see the light at the end of the tunnel. I am 22 years old and have been perfectly healthy my entire life. I have played soccer since I was 4 and have played at a very high level, including college, so I consider myself to be very athletic. So as you could imagine, it was a really big shock to me when I found out that I have colitis. I am hoping that if I stick to the SCD diet that it will really help me out, but sometimes it is hard because I can’t remember the illegal/legal ingredients sometimes of different products. I am happy that I found this site because many of the stories I have read are very encouraging and I think it helps that everyone who has UC has a place to come and share their stories and ideas with others to see what works and what doesn’t. Hope everyone is doing well and I hope that I can start seeing some results and begin the road to recovery to get my life back. =)