Katie Rose said...
Constipation UC?? I will definitely do more research regarding it. I've talked with my GI Doc about it several times. I get the impression from him that it is normal?! But when I do talk with other's that have it, they always relate the fact of their sudden urge to go and diarrhea, so I'm contantly questioning whether I have been properly diagnosed(which can lead to a kind of denial :)) I have had about 6 colonoscopys over the last 14 years, and, my GI Doc assures me that I have UC but...... I'll check it out, thanks a bunch.
I can relate. My symptoms on dx were C, severe cramping, blood, mucus, (urgency, frequency with the latter 2), bloating, and frequent mouth ulcers. I haven't had D at all. I asked my dr. and his explanation was that people describe the symptoms differently - one person's mucus is D to them, whereas to me it's just mucus. I don't know that I buy that; maybe some people here can chime in. I think earlier my dr. also told me that C was a result of inflammation (but I've also read that results in D) - maybe it depends on how bad/where the inflammation is. So I'm sort of confused and in a bit of denial too. The meds did work great for me right after diagnosis but then gradually I've needed more of the 5-ASAs to keep my system moving and preventing the C and cramps from coming back, and keeping the urgency/frequency tolerable. The blood and mucus are pretty much constants these days...no remission in sight there. Oh, I did try lots of fiber before my dx but it did not help much - I guess b/c my problem was soon to be bigger than that. Anyways I wanted to let you know you're not alone, and it would be great to learn more about
our form of UC.