I was diagnosed with proctitis and left lower colitis 15 years ago and for the most part had only occasional flares that resolved on their own. After a 3 month flare in 2008 I took Low Dose Naltrexone and it put me in remission for over 2 years. The disease is only the lower 8 inches (rectum and 3.5 inches of colon). During my colonoscopy last week the doctor said it looks “very angry in there”.
I am 55 years old and live in the Boston area. I work a busy schedule but do enjoy my work. I have a loving and supportive family and great friends. But I can't commit to enjoying spending time with them because I never know how I'll feel that day.