well, that was the worst christmas ever! I woke up at 4am on xmas day, vomiting, absolutely soaking with sweat, terrible hedache, dizzy, etc, etc. That was me until the end of the following day: couldn't eat anything, couldn't get out of bed, sick all the time, I never even seen the kids open their presents (that really got me down!).
I can honestly say it's the worst I've felt for years & years.
I feel a lot better than I did, but still pretty awful.
However, it's gone into my chest & I'm coughing up loads of phlegm with some blood in it. So, I'm of to my GP (which is my normal doctor, not GI) and I'm just wondering, with all my meds & colitis, is there anything I should bear in mind?
I seem to remember reading something about it being bad to take antibiotics with UC? ALso, I'm sure I read it's more difficult to shift an infection whilst on steroids? I'm on 20mg just now. So wondering what the options will be?
Last of all (sorry guys!) I seen my consultant week/half ago, and he was concerned that I still get bloody water sometimes and still have no bowel control. Basicall, I will suddenly get a big cramp in my tummy and I literally have to run to the toilet and explode! Quite a few times I don't make it . I'm going roughly 3-4 times a day, + or - a few.
It always starts as D and then usually a few solids.
The consultant thought it may be a reaction to the Pentasa, so he halved the dosed from 4g/day to 2g/day. The day after I halved it, I went to the toilet 12 times! All D.
Now I'm going as above (3-4 times a day, + or - a few.
It always starts as D and then usually a few solids.)
Still D and still no control.
So my (last thank goodness I hear you say!) question is, I go back and see my consultant in 3 weeks, what are his options? If it is a reaction to the Pentasa, what next?
Diagnosed Indeterminate Colitis 25/11/2007
4g Penatas / day
Omeprazole 20mg/day (stopped taking them myself, seem fine)
Omeprazole 20mg/day (started getting terrible heartburn so back on them...DOH!)