I’m 24 from Derbyshire, fitness fanatic enjoy football, squash and fitness classes at my local gym i also love going out at the weekend (which has caused me a bit of trouble in the last few years).
Four Years Ago I was Diagnosed with Proctitis
I didn’t have a clue what the disease was and took no notice and carried on as normal. Unfortunatly it was affecting my day to day life the amount of blood i was loosing was scary i was becoming physically yellow from the anemia, therefore went back and had a colonoscopy and from this diagnosed with UC, I had a really bad flare about a year ago where i was ill for around 4 months in my last year of university i had to live at home and scraped a pass with a third.This was the worst time of my life i was loosing weight hand over fist all my friends started noticing and i hang around with a large group so they werent exacly getting sympathy . This made me take the illness seriously tried to cut out beer and fatty foods. Since then i have been on azathriprone (sorry cant spell today) which i thought had cured me. It was unbelievable how well i had become i even convinced myself i didnt have UC just a bad case of gastroenteritis. Unfortunatly i think i over indulged at christmas and now im having a flare, a lot of bloody stool and urgency and i am really panicking i am going to be ill again like i was the same time last year. can anyone give me any suggestions of how to dodge this bullet and get back into remission. I am trying the SCD diet but finding it really hard cant seem to find sample meal ideas anywhere, also im taking probiotics, fish oil tablets and fresh ginger…. please give me some advice im willing to give anything a go.
written by Tom
submitted in the Colitis Venting Area