Ok. Can I just say this whole UC stuff stinks. I don't what came first, the UC or the cold or did the cold flare the UC?? The chicken or the egg question all over again!
Anyway, I was diagnosed last Friday (the 13th) and now have a horrible cold (cough, sneezing, body aches, etc). I am on Asacol and Rowasa. I have no clue what I can or can not take. Is there any cold medicne that is safer than any others? Any that cause less problems than others?
I am also having a horrible time sleeping. Just to much stress. Not only from the UC, but other life issues. Is Tylenol PM safe to take when you have UC? I NEED sleep. My daughter is in a play every day this week which means long days.
One last question...has anyone else had trouble explaining to friends, family how serious this disease can be? How just because one day is good doesn't mean tomorrow will be? That just because you are on meds that it doesn't keep UC at bay? I have a few that think that now that I am on meds all will be hunky dorey again. It isn't fun feeling so alone.
At least everyone here "gets" it.
Thanks in advance
Diagnosed Friday, February 13, 2009
Asacol 2 tabs 3X daily