Hi my name is Ally and I am 30 years old, I live in Republic of Ireland (county cork) but originally from Leeds in England. I have a boyfriend and a 2 year old toddler. I work full time at a hospital for people with learning disabilities as a Horicultural therapist. I enjoy walking on the beach, cooking, reading, films and socializing, as all the Irish do! I have family living in England and France. I love the outdoors and generally feel happy and fulfilled although can be very prone to stress through my colitis which I was diagnosed with 10 years ago.
Some more about me:
I am an outgoing, happy person, love to meet people and work with people, my passion is organic growing and sustainable lifestyles, my ideal life would be on a farm with chickens and organic pigs but as I live in a 2 bed terrace that might be a dream i have to work towards!!
Currently not on any medication, but bleeding for 3 months with no cramps or diarrhea
Just Want the Bleeding to Stop
I was diagnosed when I was 21 after graduating from university and 2 weeks after a holiday in Corfu, doctors thought it was food poisoning, went into hospital and was diagnosed with UC. Had asacolon and prednisolone at the time which cleared it up. Was in remission for a few years until I became pregnant when I was 28, had proctitis (diagnosed through sigmoidoscopy) and back on asacolon, bleeding cleared up but continued with asacolon until Christmas last year when I decided after a bit of bleeding that I would come off the asacolon because i felt i didn’t need it. All I have had is bleeding and mucus since, never any cramps or diarrhea but it has got a little worse. Had a week of predfoam suppositories a couple of weeks ago but they didn’t stop bleeding.
I have started the SCD diet but not being totally strict as I eat potatoes and yams quite a lot, can’t seem to give them up, I grow organic veg and salad so plenty of good eating there, I also take UDO’S choice probiotic and digestive enzymes every day and have started taking 2 tsp L-glutamine every day too. Have swopped dairy for raw goats milk, yoghurt and cheese. I generally love a glass or three of wine on a weekend but wondering if I need to shelve it? I am a healthy weight, def not underweight and I have a good healthy appetite and exercise regularly….
Any advice on what I am doing would be so grateful, does anyone else just have bleeding and what are the consequences? I am doing all this for 3 months or so, do I just need to be patient??
I am going to the doctors again next week to get my iron levels tested, i feel okay but the fact i have been bleeding for 3 months is worrying. Also just ordered 3 scd cookbooks which i hope will help!!
Asacolon and predfoam may have helped in beginning but i don’t think they make a difference now
written by Ally
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