Ulcerative colitis .

Have a friend with it, seems they don't really know what to do with it. Really jacking him, anyone have any experience with it? Phone Post 3.0

I had ischemic cholitis which was a transient thing and no longer an issue. It sucked real bad. The only time I ever thought I needed the ER.

Lemon,

my dad had it.  They say lots of people w/ Jewish decent get this for some reason too. My dad's Japanese. Go figure.  Anyway it tortured him for quite a while.  They treated it many years w prednisone, but my guess is his eating of fried and lots of crap food was a big reason it wouldn't heal completely.   He wound up having to remove his colon and now has a stoma and a bag.  I wis the best for your friend, but really have him look into a diet that is mostly natural and low on red meats and processed foods--including gluten.  my guess is it will help.  oh, and AVOID ALCOHOL. will burn his shit. literally. 

Oh man sorry to hear bout ure dad, my friend is only 30! Damn. He's in hospital tonight with bleeds, kidney problem etc. they really don't know how to treat it . Phone Post 3.0

tell him to hang in there. there's a good chance he will go into remission.  you definitely want to have him go to a gastro specialist.  he will be okay.  there has been a lot of progress in treating this from what i hear since my dad's surgery. 

 

SPECIALIST.

Yeah he is seeing one. Appreciate the support. They also say it's got high risk of bowel or colon cancer. Sucks Phone Post 3.0

yeah man, that's why my dad eventually had to take his out. he had pollups found in a probe, so they biopsied and although not cancer, was at too high a risk.  thing is, he's young so it's treatable.  i tell you though, if my dad could've handled a more modern healthy diet, then the diet he was brought up on, like post korean war american bad eating, i think he might still have his colon.

Thanks man I'm gonna get on his case, I know he binges after training lol Phone Post 3.0

A friend of mine has crones, which is like a more severe form of colitis from my understanding. His life was fucked by it for years and lost tonnes of weight.

He finally found a solution from a gastric specialist. He takes something called Humira injections, 40ml a week. This from my understanding from him helps prevent it flaring up.
This is of course alongside a strict diet.
He also says taking growth hormone has helped. Phone Post

I have UC, what would you like to know?

Successful treatment ? Stuff that flares it? Does stress affect ? Phone Post 3.0

LEMon - Successful treatment ? Stuff that flares it? Does stress affect ? Phone Post 3.0

 


My treatment has worked well so far (touch wood). I go into long periods of remission (years sometimes) where i wouldn't even know i had it, though i still have to take my meds. I have not changed a thing about my diet and i still drink like a fish, which isn't really wise anyway. Yes, stress does effect it, my last major flare was when i was stressing over work 3 years ago - it lasted about 6 weeks.  Though it has lightly flared up over the last 10 days after having no symptoms for well over a year. Again this is most likely due to stress at work as i had very important deadlines to meet for last week, then had to fly to a conference, and i HATE flying.

 

Meds wise i take 3 - 400mg oral Mesalazine tablets a day, and i should take 2 1g suppositories a week, but tbh i can go months without taking them. Shoving pills up my ass isn't really my thing.

LEMon - Have a friend with it, seems they don't really know what to do with it. Really jacking him, anyone have any experience with it? Phone Post 3.0
Have your friend switch over to veggie juice diet for about a year. It might help him alot. My friend had chrons really really bad and another had ulcerative colitis. They both are symptom from for the past few years. Phone Post 3.0

Thanks Brock.

Nick will check it out for him Phone Post 3.0

Meant symptom free* Phone Post 3.0

Hey Lemon, I have it and it is a bitch. If you have any specific questions send me a PM.

I also have UC. Its in remission and I still use the bathroom 4-6 times a day and at times get so fatigued I don't want to do anything but sleep. Im going through a fight camp right now and I can feel myself getting run down. Gonna have to take a few days off. Im on lialda, which I take 4 pills a day. Phone Post

There is a UC Support group on facebook with a few thousand members. Look it up and you can read other people problems with it. It will definately help you sympathize with your buddy. This is an absolutely shitty disease. And a lot of people don't understand how bad it can control your life. Phone Post

BigDave88 - 

I also have UC. Its in remission and I still use the bathroom 4-6 times a day and at times get so fatigued I don't want to do anything but sleep. Im going through a fight camp right now and I can feel myself getting run down. Gonna have to take a few days off. Im on lialda, which I take 4 pills a day. Phone Post


Good luck with your fight, its very difficult to train hard consistently with UC.

VTFU

Big Dave, the guy was a World Muay Thai champ (legit) A couple of years back.

During one of the camps he was so worn down he started getting blood in his stool. He fought anyway.

A few fights later he had some more issues. Still no idea.

Back then didn't know what it was.

Eventually he dropped out of the car in pain on the way to a weigh in and they ended up removing his gall bladder and has had a lot of health problems that he ended up retiring at the peak of his career.

Sad stuff.

Hoping can manage it and get back on top.

Good luck with the fight Dave! Phone Post 3.0