I am a female age 59 & have had Ulcerative Colitis since 1998.
My symptoms started the first time I tried to quit smoking. I was successful at quitting when I was 53 yrs old. I have had UC everywhere (at one time or another) left side right side, rectum, etc. I currently have proctitis. For just a little over a year I’ve been in this flare. When it started I had pain in abdomen, extreme urgengy, and blood. No diarrhea. I was able to get better with a suppository prescribed by my doctor, and get at a compounding pharmacy. I still have not achieved full remission but I am much better. My doctor also told me to smoke 3-5 cigarettes a day to get in remission. I tried it & even that did not work, and I really hated smoking again, so I stopped. My new Gastro Doctor wants me to try Imuran.
My Ulcerative Colitis Questions:
My questions are to the proctitis people, have any of you gone into remission? With what drug? I am thinking about the SCD diet, has that worked for anyone with proctitis? Has anyone with proctitis tried Imuran?
I really want to be able to take a vacation next year and I so want to be in remission. Thanks for any help & answers to my questions.
Ulcerative Colitis Medications:
At one time or another I have pretty much been on all the standard pills potions & enemas.
Apriso – 8 a day
Budesonide 2mg/ASA 500mg suppository – once a day, going to try twice a day
Submitted by Suzy OC in the Colitis Venting Area