Diagnosed with UC two years ago
I'm new to this board, hoping to chat with some other people suffering from ulcerative colitis, hopefully get some tips and advice.
Basically, I was diagnosed with proctitis a few years ago. Had bloody stools and had 6-10 bowel movements per day. Doc put me on mesavant (1 pill a day) as maintenance and salofalk suppositories for flare ups. Things have been pretty steady since then but have gotten worse in the past 2 months. I want at all costs to avoid going on stronger meds, but right now I'm having urgent diarrhea everyday, lots of blood in my stool, and lots of gas. I dont even think the mesavant is actually doing anything. I went to see a naturopathic dr and she recommended I cut out gluten, dairy, red meat and peanuts for the next 3 weeks. Its only been about 4 days, but I havent seen any improvement at all, and I dont think that gluten/dairy are my problems.
Feeling a bit desperate right now, if anyone has any tips on things that have worked for them, please let me know. My diet is pretty clean, lots of lean protein, veggies, good carbs like oatmeal, rice, etc. I tend to avoid fruits because they make me have to go to the bathroom more often.