I assume you're diagnosed with lupus, Chaya? That makes things tough because lupus can mimic so many other things. As I'm sure you know, Crohn's, ulcerative colitis and lupus are all autoimmune diseases so that confuses things even more. I really don't know much about
lupus, so can't be of much help to you.
The classic symptoms of ulcerative colitis are bleeding with or without diarrhea, increased mucous production. Many people have other symptoms such as diarrhea or constipation, varying amounts of pain, lack of energy and various extra-intestinal manifestations such as arthralgia. I don't know how that gibes with your symptoms.
Moderate to severe left-sided UC (21 cm) diagnosed 2001.
Asacol, Rowasa, Pentasa, Prednisone, Entocort, Azathioprine
Colazal, Remicade, Nature's Way Primadophilus Reuteri. In remission since April, 2006.
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