I was diagnosed in 2009, autumn. Haven’t had a colonoscpy in about 2.5 years, so I guess I’ll have one soon. No symptoms at the moment.
Some more about me:
I like sports, video games, reading, music, movies and traveling. Normal stuff, nothing special.
I Found My Cure
Hi guys, it’s been a while since my last post ( https://www.ihaveuc.com/remission-finally/ ). About 2 years if I’m not wrong. So, here it goes:
I’m terrific. I quit the meds, I stopped seeing my doctor, I stopped doing anything related to my UC. However, I’m working out at the gym, I ride my bike, I can drink (no beer), I eat almost whatever I want (no fruits, except for berries) and feel amazing.
After almost 5 years of colitis, I’m absolutely sure what my problem is/was: stress. All the time I was stressing out about my disease, my diet, my lifestyle, what I eat, what I drink, whether I can go out for more than a few hours without going to the bathroom, going from doctor to doctor, being surrounded by white coats and white walls – it made me sicker than I was. I was decent, but it always came back. So one day I told myself: the hell with it all, I’m gonna have some fun, I’m tired of doctors telling me that I should be happy with the state I’m in and my parents treating me like a sick person. So I moved to another city with some friends for a time. Believe what you want, but two days passed and I was symptom free. I was on the SCD at the time, with some alterations (SCD at home, fast-food when I went out, about 2-3 times/week) and Salofalk enemas. It worked, but I wasn’t feeling 100%. Around 75% I’d say (which is great, compared to what it used to be), but every other 2-3 months it came back. In my previous post, from summer ’12 I wrote that I was at 100%. That lasted a bit longer, but then my UC came back, hah. At that point, I moved out of town with the friends I mentioned and everything was fine.
I moved back home since. I’m aware it will never go away completely, because every now and then (rarely, but it does happen) I have some pain and 2 stools/day instead of one, but I quickly fix that with a short weekend trip outside the town with my girlfriend. So this is what’s doing it for me: traveling. I’m not advising anyone to quit their diets, meds or supplements, I’m just telling you guys what did it for me better than everything else. Leaving town for a few days is my cure for about 1.5 years now and it’s the best so far.
I’ve started going to the gym about 6 months ago and gained some muscle. I was skin and bones thanks to the UC, so this means a lot. I lift the same weights my healthy friends do, I ride my bike for hours at the time, I play soccer, I party on Saturdays and get as much sleep as I can on the rest of the week. That probably helps too, 10+ hrs of sleep every night.
So this is my happy story. I hope you find your secret too!
Haven’t done a colonoscopy in a while, am a bit scared, but I think I’ll do it this summer. One can never be too careful. I also have psoriasis. It’s mild, not noticeable, but it’s there and I hate it. And traveling doesn’t help with this bugger, haha. I’m still trying to figure it out.
Hi Adam, I hope you remember me, Marko from Romania :) Hope you’re well too!
written by Marko
submitted in the colitis venting area
I’m Marko, 22 yo male from Romania (Eastern Europe, hihi). Have colitis since October 2009 and am currently on the SCD and feel great, almost symptom free.