I am in the process of being diagnosed with either UC or Chron's Disease. I am waiting for an apointment with a GI doctor and will go from there. I have been to my family doctor several times in the last couple of months and my doctor is certain that I have either UC or Chron's. I am currently on Prednisone and Bentyl to help with my symptoms until I am officially diagnosed.
I am 30 years old, and this is the most painful thing that I have been through. I am to the point where I feel like my life has stopped just trying to get through this. Does anyone have any advice on how to cope day by day?
My other question is...since I have had this I have been extremely itchy (to the point where it aches) and nothing has helped. I have tried lotions (prescribed and over the counter), and I have tried changing detergents...etc. My doctor seems to think that this is from the UC. My question is, this itching never stops...I can't sleep because of it, and am just miserable through out the day and it NEVER goes away. Does anyone else have this problem, and if so, what do you do about it?
My last question is that since I have had this, I am barely able to eat. I bascially eat baked chicken or mashed potatoes (without dairy--because since I have had this I have found I am lactose intolerant). I am wondering what other diets people with UC are on to help cope with this. I am so tired of eating chicken and mashed potatoes, that I need some advice.
Thank you so much for your help in advance, and I look forward to hearing from you. It will be nice to have people to talk to that are going through the same thing I am.