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Ulcerative Colitis is Bringing Me Down :(

I am still in the SAME situation … and I am starting to get really down about it!

I have had sporadic treatments of “extra meds,” when I feel much better, but for the most part … NOT GOOD. My UC has been worse, but it has never been a consistent problem like it has in the past few months. Rowasa used to be my “miracle when needed.” Now it does very little for me.

I never thought I’d say this, but Thank Goodness my husband is home on unemployment because my mornings have been horrible. He is able to help with the kids. I feel relief sometime around 10 or 11 am. … and Thank God for freelance work!

My husband thinks that if I just get my butt up and moving I will feel better. I would love to get myself to the gym, but I can’t seem to get well enough to go. I feel I can “suck up” the pain and get used to the “running,” but I can not hide the fact that I have had ZERO energy.

It’s about time to call my doctor. I really don’t want to go on steroids again. Especially if I will be right back to this when the treatment is done. I am also less than thrilled to experiment with any new meds. In my earlier years with UC  I was in denial that I needed any special attention (drugs, diet, etc.) in order to be “normal.” Obviously, now I know, but still, I don’t want to add on meds.  :/

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2 Responses to Ulcerative Colitis is Bringing Me Down :(

  1. Sylvia March 9, 2011 at 7:20 pm #

    As I read about your U.C. I know the feeling of helplessness too.
    The meds have never worked for me, and at present I take only
    iron, Vitamin C, Occasional vitamins and calcium with D, and I
    find that the BRATT diet helps. That is…..Bananas, Rice,
    Applesauce, Toast and Tea. Try it for a few days. Also,
    when I take my iron I only take it a couple a times a week
    with Vitamin C because it causes me to worsen. I hope that
    you can stay off of meds, but for some people they seem to
    help.

  2. Alex March 11, 2011 at 9:26 am #

    Hi Jennifer,

    I feel your pain. I was on the prednisone as well since last Dec 2010 due to my last UC flare, but this time was the worst ever and the prednisone did not work for me. I tried the diet mentioned by Dr. Dahlman (it was the last book I was willing to read) and it worked…so far I’m still feeling good. I don’t quite believe that I will conquer UC but as long as I don’t have to be on those nasty meds.

    Give it a try if you can and I’m sure you’ve been told already stay off dairy, sugars, wheat, gluten…you just never know.
    Why Doesn’t My Doctor Know This?: Conquering Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Crohn’s Disease and Colitis

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