I was first diagnosed with IBS -- 2 years before I was diagnosed with UC. My view on it is that it was a misdiagnosis.
I was seeing a terrible GI who just kept telling me I was stressed out because I was in law school and then because I was studying for the bar exam. He did one colonoscopy during this time but didn't take any biopsies. During those two years, my symptoms progressively got worse and worse. When the bleeding started, I decided to go to a GI (my current GI) at the Cleveland Clinic. He diagnosed me with UC in two weeks.
Once we got my UC under control, I have never experienced any IBS issues. So, I maintain only a UC diagnosis today. I think the first GI just generalized my symptoms and tossed out an IBS diagnosis.
Proud new mom of a beautiful baby boy!
- Asacol (4 pills, 3x per day)
- Rowasa (1 enema daily, as needed)
- Folic Acid (1 mg, 1x per day)
- Calcium (600 mg, 2x per day)
- Prenatal Vitamin (1x per day)