I’m 18 years old currently studying in college for health science and was diagnosed with UC when I was 17. I live in Canada and was also born in Canada
Currently I am symptom free
Hi I’m 18 years old and was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis about a year ago. I had no idea what it was and my doctor put me on salofalk. 8 tablets a day and an enema. It worked for about 8 months and then I had a really bad flare and became severely anemic due to the blood loss. I went back to my doctor about a month ago and he put me on prednisone. I have had no severe side effects of prednisone except for insomnia and a little heart burn. I am currently tapering off the prednisone. I believe in the scd diet and have started it about two weeks ago. When I asked my doctor if there is any food that I can avoid eating that caused my symptoms he simply told me that food has nothing to do with ulcerative colitis and that I can eat what ever I want to eat. I thought that was funny because for me the food that I ate had everything to do with my symptoms. For example when I ate pizza and ice cream and sugary foods my symptoms of UC would retu rn. I am currently in college studying health science and trying to become a paramedic.
My concern in will this disease prevent me from becoming a paramedic. But right now I am, strictly following the scd diet and have noticed improvement.
My other concern is at will my symptoms return once I get off the prednisone but still follow the scd diet. Sometimes when I am in a flare up I usually stay at home because I am afraid to have an accident in public I case I can’t find a washroom in time. I am also taking fish oil supplements because I hear that they also reduce inflammation.
Where I’d like to be in a year:
I would like to be completely symptom free and drug free in a year also still following th scd diet in a year
Colitis Medications and Herbs I’m taking:
Currently taking prednisone
written by Hutching
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