Diagnosed in December 2010 with ulcerative colitis, I have taken Flagyl and Prednisone. I am currently taking 6 Asacol HD, 2 Bentyl, 2 Loperamide, 1 Prilosec, and 2 Ferosol (Iron) everyday, plus 2 gummy vitamins. I started my first Remicade infusion Tuesday. I am on a diet my wife (Thank God for her!) found online, but I’m not sure if it is working.
After the Remicade, I feel stronger, not as fatigued. I was missing quite a bit of work, and I was always in bed, very tired all of the time. My sharp pains are duller, now, and feel more like three bruises, instead of three sharp knives. I think (and sincerely hope) this Remicade is the miracle drug for me. I have been to the toilet three times on Wednesday, and just once (so far) today!
I saw a Chinese Herbalist, and he told me to stay away from bananas, peanuts, caffeine, and fruit juice (that I didn’t make myself).
My diet: No bananas, no nuts, no caffeine, no red meat, no whole grains, no wheat, no red meat, no spice, no alcohol (SIGH!), basically, white bread, white rice, white pasta, bland seasoning, white meat.
I’m not sure what a flare-up is, since all of my symptoms have been steady since October 2010.
My hope is that the Remicade can get me back to a “normal” life, and a “normal” diet.
I’ll try to keep you updated, because there’s nothing I want more than a cold beer and bacon cheeseburger right now…
Submitted Anonymously by “IH8UC”
Prednisone made me angry, and too much bentyl makes me even more fatigued. I think the iron has done more for my energy levels than anything else.