I have been browsing some of the threads and am finding them very helpful, I am 30 with 2 children and about
3 months ago I started getting bad pains in my stomach and mild Diarrhea. I have just moved to new city so I found a new Doctor and she thought it was the onset of a stomach ulcer and prescribed antacids and a mild diet my stomach pain went but I started having very frequent bowel movements that became liquid and bloody with lumps of mucus in them, I returned to my Doctor was checked for Hemorrhoids and nothing was found she referred my to the hospital endoscpy unit it took them 4 weeks to see me.
I had an endoscopy and colonoscopy 2 weeks ago. The experience has been a bit confusing for me I have to say apart from the Kleen prep(sweet jesus) the scopes were not that bad, but just coming out of sedation the Doctor spoke to me mentioning Colitis and Crohns and said my bowel was inflamed but no ulcers( they have taken biopsy's and will get results in 4 weeks) and then gave me a prescrition and sent me on my merry way.
It was when I reached the Pharmacy I first got a shock at the price and her surprise at what I was prescribed ..I am on 4mg Pentasa sachets and 1 liquid enema per night I don't seem to have any adverse reactions but feel a bit dodgy..but an the plus side the blood Diarrhea and mucus disappeared.
I just feel a bit lost I have never been on any medication and I don't really know whats wrong with me. The more I look up the medication the more worried I get it seems to in general be a long term Medication and for Uc or Crohns. Is anyone aware of anyone being put on something like this being fixed and just getting back to normal for good(enter fairy godmother now please
Any advice or suggestions greatly appreciated