"I was hospitalized three times last year for ulcerative colitis and severe anemia. I had tried asacol, sulfasalazine and nothing worked. I was afraid to try the prednisone and when I finally did, it helped immediately. I could kick myself for waiting so long and almost dying from blood loss before I got It. The side effects that I had were insomnia, feeling wired and roid ragey, and after 7 months on it I gained around 50 lbs. It gives you the mad munchies. It's not long term fix because of the long term health risks, diabetes, vision loss, hump neck, weight gain and it also suppresses your immune system. Remicaid worked for me while I was on prednisone, but once I tapered off I had the most terrible joint pain and arthralgia and edema."
Very interesting. I have been having problems with my stomach all my life (now 31) and I think it all started with my lactose-intolerance. I have just recently started a diet after reading up on paleo-diet, scd-diet, gaps-diet and such. They more or less have the same diet with veggies, meat and fish and so.
I have been cheating a bit with lactosefree dairy though and immediately feel worse so I’ll try my best to keep it more hardcore from now on though and perhaps eat dairy later on.
Thanks a lot Lindsey for sharing this story, it gives us hope =)