First, although I know you're scared, I think you might be getting ahead of yourself with the talk of "C." I'm not a doctor or anything, so take all of this for what it's worth...but have been through alot with my daughter. She started bleeding (Aug 06)and was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis. When it first started, I tried to get her GI doc to help me with her diet because I was convinced it had to be diet related...he wouldn't hear of it and said he was a "science man." Alot has happened between then and now, and I've learned alot about IBD, IBS, and all things colon related. You might be getting tired from losing some blood, so try to take a multivitamin...research as much as you can about probiotics (a good one is culturelle or VSL #3 (VSL #3 DS can be prescribed and paid for by insurance), and alot of people have put their symptoms in remission using the Specific Carbohydrate Diet. I truly believe that bacteria is key so if you can get this in check before it gets too bad, you may not have to go on all those dreadful medications that they may want to put you on. Be sure to check out the information on Prednisone in the Ulcerative Colitis forum before you go on that....be informed so you can be your own best advocate!
20 yo daughter w/ Pancolitis
Step 1 colectomy/jpouch creation 11/27/06
Step 2 takedown 2/9/07
VSL #3 DS
21 yo Daughter diagnosed with right shoulder, bilateral wrist,
bilateral elbow, bilateral knee, and bilateral ankle avascular necrosis
(aka Osteonecrosis) as a result of Prednisone use