Hi all. Spend most of my time in the Ulcerative Colitis Forum b/c, well, have had a bad year w/that illness past year (2 wk hospitalization 11-06, five months out of work (still PT) and trying to get "healthy" again). Was officially Dx w/UC in 1999 and several years ago was Dx w/IBS--have colonscopy/every year and have had two endoscopes twice (both just two weeks ago, in fact--no infections, still showing UC inflamation left side, no ulcer, no bacteria and the best news no cancer). You can see the meds I'm on below. I'm looking for anyone who may experience chronic pain in relation to UC/IBS--trying to understand it and get a handle on it. I've always had difficulties w/injesting food--doesn't matter what kind of food--I've tried EVERYTHING, elimination, small meals, liquid, no dairy/wheat, etc, doesn't seem to matter to my system; when I put anything into my system I get moderate to severe stomach pain--about 80% of the time. And about 50% of that 80%, I will have to go to the bathroom, severe Diarreha. I should also say that I get severe headaches daily, I was taking up to 10 tylenol a day until my MD prescribed pain meds. I've tried anti-spasm meds, did seem to make a difference. Trying to think of all the things that people may have questions about? My life currently revolves about being as healthy as possible, trying to do everything I can to minimize my symptoms--exercise daily if I can (lots of fatigue), don't drink alcohol, no recreational drugs, in a good realtionship, professional job I actually enjoy......just my health sucks! Any thoughts??????
Dx Ulcerative Colitis 1999; IBS; CP: Asacol x3 x3/day, Rowasa, Proctofoam, Prilosec, Prozac, Endocet (as needed), multi vit, probiotic, fish oil caps x2/day, calcium 1200 mg./day, Prednisone (off/on, unfortunately).