Everytime i have flared since being dx (a year and a half ago) has been during finals!! Every time I enter finals season my mom always freaks out at me giving me advice to calm down and destress, i really feel that my UC is totally linked to my stress level. I just went into this semester with a totally diffrent out look on life and classes and it has helped me so much! i take my last final in the morning and i have had 0 problems this semester! Just try to relex and go in with the idea that it is just a test, and its not worth flaring over. It is so frusterating to have this in college, becuase you never know! But i am lucky enough to go to a small college and everyone around me is so helpful and knows. When i was dx i had to leave school 3 weeks before the end of the year but still managed to finish up the semester at home during break and when i returned in the winter. My profs knew i was really ill for a while, i would always get up during class and come back ALOT later or just not show up. It really helped telling them, and i find now that if i am having a problem if i tell my profs that i have UC and a little about
it they are very understanding and will do anything to help me out (which i try not to abuse : )
So just get through it, or even ask to talk exams a little more spread out if you can. But talk to your doc and use the break to rethink life and your stress situation it helps alot (i enjoy yoga... give it a try!)
age 20, diagnosed december 2006
meds: Asacol 400mg 4 pills 3x a day; 6-mp 75 mg; iron supplament; one-a-day; protonix; prednisone 15mg (tapper, down from 40mg started 1/1/08)
low residue diet
Remicade????-- if i can't get off of the pred.