Well hello there . I can see that I’m not alone in this which is fabulous! I never heard of this till I was diagnosed just a few weeks ago. I have mild UC and having to take Lialda and Canasa. Had to stop the Canasa because it was turning my urine brown. So now I’m just on Lialda.
I hate medication and I don’t understand but before this happened I was eating paleo diet which supposedly helps. I have been eating paleo for over a year and I get UC? I’m just so confused and the medicine isn’t helping. If anyone can give me the best advice that would be great thank you.
My symptoms are weird. I end up with blood and what looks like puss or just all white stuff that comes out of me. Always blood and cramping. Not a lot of diarrhea or anything like that. I’m only inflamed in my sigmoid colon all the way down to my rectum.
How long do these episodes last?
Are any of you really tired to the point you are not motivated to do anything?
I’m having a really hard time with my significant other really understanding what I’m going through because I do not look sick on the outside he acts like I’m perfectly fine. Any suggestions on getting him to see what I’m going through?
I take Lialda 4.8 grams a day and it worked for a couple of weeks and it’s back full blown again. What is the best medicine besides a good diet which I already had eating a paleo lifestyle are out there?
I’m really sensitive to medication I prefer a natural remedy but obvious my diet isn’t working.
I read all the time about how Doctors put you on dangerous drug cocktails and so forth and I do not want that.
Should I start taking a probiotic even though I eat a lot of sourkraut and I drink a lot of kombuchi and fermented foods.
I have read that people who eat a paleo lifestyle and take a good probiotic has helped but I know everyone is different and everything works different for everybody.
I’m most concerned about me not being able to be the best mom to my children because this disease is knocking me down. They have so much energy and I can’t keep up at all.
Thank you for any tips, advice or anything anyone has to help me out I would be much obliged . I need all the help I can get since I really have no support in my home life . I am still writing because I have to have a 300 word minimum lol so I’m there . Finally lol
I was just diagnosed in October and they just push meds on me so I have not had a chance to really try anything because I already eat really well
written by Tasca K
submitted in the colitis venting area