Please Help Me Cope With A Disease.
I was recently diagnosed as having Ulcerative Colitis. My Doctor is treating the disease with a combination of Asacol, Ameprazole, and Prednesone (a steroid.)
I'm interested in hearing from any member with this disease who would like to share their experience. How are you coping with it, especially any side effects of any medication, and how are you and your Doctor managing the disease? Are you following a particular diet? My Doctor says I can't have any dairy products (milk, cheese, ice cream, etc.) and alcohol in any form (no more pizza and beer,:frown:) but otherwise, I should just follow a "normal" diet.
Thanks in advance for any responses.
Asacol not Ascarole--Heads up Captain
No worms. Not ascarole. Asacol is the correct treatment for ulcerative colitis.
Originally Posted by BaldSasq
His doc is doing good.
Uh, he could have gotten worms if he was in Bangladesh and I would think it important to mention that possibility to the doc if not already done. Many here never see parasitic diseases these days.
But, until we have reason to know better, he is getting the correct treatment for ulcerative colitis.