I am 24 year old male. I was diagnosed in the beginning of January with UC. It sucks! It came on so fast and I have never even heard of it until I was diagnosed.
Some more about me:
Born and raised in Maine. Love the outdoors.
diarrhea, some blood, sometimes cramping on the toilet
Living with UC and New to This Site
New to this site. Was diagnosed in the beginning of January 2013. Came on fast. Noticed blood in stool around Christmas and a couple weeks later was recommended to have a colonoscopy. Was put on Asacol and prednisone and suppositories. Tapered off prednisone and all my symptoms were gone for about a month and a half. Ended up switiching to Apriso because of cost. Felt okay for a few weeks and then was back to going to the bathroom 10 plus times a day. Was given prednisone. All symptoms went away. Switched over to Lialda. Been on Lialda for a few months now. Some days i still go 10 times and other days around 3-6. While I am at work its realy not on my mind and I try to stay busy so luckily it really hasn’t bothered me much at work. I think its a psycological thing. My house is my safe zone. Doc says next step is immunomoduators. I have an appointment in a couple weeks.
Also bought the BTVC book and started on that last week. I do have a question about the intro diet. It is still a little unclear to me what I can eat for the intro diet. I have been following this: http://pecanbread.com/p/how/introdiet.html.
Basically I have been eating the chicken broth soup, broiled beef, turkey, and pork, eggs, and gelatin made from 100% welch’s grape juice. Am I on the right track? Should I be strictly eating the chicken broth soup and drinking water only? Anyway if I don’t see signs of improvement by my next appointment, I think I might start on the immunomodulators. Anyone have any luck with that? Also I have left sided UC. Is that a milder case or is it all just the same? Also while I was waiting on the book I was eating only SCD legal foods and baking muffins and banana bread with almond flour. It was surprisingly pretty good. Anyway I am still new to this site so I am sure I will post other stuff.
Lialda 4 pills 4x daily
sometims loperamide (immodium)
ultimate 10 probiotics
fish oil (sometimes)
written by “Male from Maine”
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