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Hello, I have suffered on and off with UC or the last 4-5 years, flare up's often put me in hospital and seem to range on the severe side of things. I am prescribed Steroids during flare ups and Azathioprine & Mesalazine constantly to keep UC at bay.
It doens't seem to work though, I still get flare ups. I now take no medication (against Dr's recomendations) after being fed up of taking so much everyday and feeling weary from the side effects. Especially steroids, they seem to bring on bouts of severe depression which I find even harder to deal with than the pain.
I always have blood in my stools, and always have dioreah (min 4 times a day), I suffer with pain every day, often feel sick (in fact I'm currently writing this because of the sicknes feeling - it's gross and the bus journey to work probably doesn't help), the usual, exhausted...
I now use a hot water bottle and paracetomal to ease pain (which helps sometimes but often doesn't touch it) and deal with the rest.
Does anyone have any alternatives to steroids? or and herbal type remadies or methods they use that may be of use?
any advice much appreciated xo
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