I am 33 yrs old and was diagnosed with UC 9 years ago.
Each year my flare ups have continued to get worse. I’ve been a hairstylist for 8years now and this is the time of month that us hairstylist’s look forward to . It’s a month filled with craziness!! VERY BUSY! But it’s always worth the money. Yesterday I broke and almost had a meltdown at work. I was in so much pain I could feel my large intestine throbbing the entire day.
I am currently on Asacol and just finished my second round of Prednisone this year. Since I’ve come off the Pred my body has been teeter tottering and doesn’t know whether it wants to flare or go in remission. Well yesterday my Ulcerative Colitis took a painful turn for the worse. Once again I’m in another flare. I’m 5’2 and weight 120pds and don’t know how much of this my body can continue to take. This disease is kicking my butt and I try my hardest to stay positive most of the time. But this time I’ ve caved in and let this disease get the best of me. I’m sick and tired of being sick….especially during the holidays. I did get the book for the SCD diet but haven’t started it yet. My diet has been very similar for a few years now. But I am lactose intolerant and very sensitive to the nuts so I am not sure if it will be for me. I also work out 4-5 times a week that has really helped with the UC. For months I’ve been reading posts on this website and can relate to so many people here. I can’t tell you how much support I’ve felt from this website. So at this time this is where I’m turning too. Any support would be greatly appreciated.
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Written by Trina
submitted in the Colitis Venting Area
I’ve had UC for 9yrs. And for the first 7 yrsof having UC I treated myself holistically. The last 2yrs Ive been taking Asacol and I’ve gone through 2 rounds of Pred. My next treatment will be 6MP whcih I’m not sold on yet.