What a crazy weird stress week.
So far since starting the pentasa I have not made it over 2 weeks without an episode. I had to reset the count again last week.
Well Sunday morning, when I got home from work, my little old dog was sitting and waiting for me as usual. But sit was all she could do. It turns out that she had developed spinal problems in her old age that caused her rear legs to become paralyzed. So Sunday afternoon, when I got up, she was still in bad shape so I decided to skip work and take her to the doggie ER. That decision made, there was NO, none, not a hint of a BM and I am regular like clockwork when not having other issues. For 3 days watching the poor dog try and suffer through her meds in an attempt to make her better, my gut is fine which is weird because it was some really gut-wrenching stuff. I felt the lower lateral pain but was fine otherwise. Wednesday the decision was made to do the last trip to the vet. My wife and I got home totally wrecked and distraught, belly still ok, but I was worried, so I had a can of soup for dinner. Apparently it didn't matter. Thursday on into today, my insides feel wrecked again. It seems like I was ok during the stress but once it was gone...................I don't know. It might be like a vice was clamping everything down, and then released the pressure?
Anyone have any thoughts on the reverse stress thing? Any thoughts on how to deal with stress of this magnitude?
Diagnosed (FINALLY) UC Sept 09/Diagnosis amended 5-3-10 to Crohn's
Taking Pentasa 500mg/8x/day
Bentyl as needed
1000 mg Vitamin C