Re: Ulcerative Colitis I need Help!!!!!
I am also a UC sufferer just as you are so I understand what you are going through. UC can be a very pernicious disease. Is prednisone all you have tried?? There are also ASA-5 drugs such as Lialda and Asacol that can be prescribed, as well as a syntheitc steroid called Enticort. If that does not help there is always Imuran and Remicade as well as a few others that I have had little exposure to. As for myself, I have tried almost all of these and have been having mostly good luck with Remicade and have been in remission for at least a year.
I went through a phase of worry about losing my colon, as I am only 41. My doctor told me that if they could keep me healthy and in remision, colon removal would not be necessary until pre-cancerous cells are detected. With a little luck I just may be able to keep it another 20 years or so.
The main thing for you to focus on is getting healthy and maintaining remission. Try all the different drugs at your disposal, and only worry about colon removal after you have depleted the arsenal of medications that are at your Dr.'s disposal.
Best of luck to you in your fight against this terrible disease.