Wow - this is my second post and I haven't even been a member for 24 hours.
I have been reading and reading about UC here and you are all so honest and helpful. I must have a very mild but irritating case. I have read about all the BM's and types and meds...in some cases it has confused me more.
My episodes that have kept me up all night have been due to the pain that I feel in my gut and back. I end up sleeping (if I can) on a heating pad. I only have a few BM and they are firm. One time it did go into D and vomitting so I ended up in the hospital for observation which got me an appt to the GI. My appendix was inflamed but not enough for surgery and I was not running a fever so that is why I did not have that surgery and send to the GI.
I have been seeing a GI since beg of March. As I have mentioned in my earlier post I was put on Entocort and am now off to see if it was doing anything for me. I feel nothing has changed.
My question being....my flares up do not sound as bad as many of you so I question what I have however I do have the lovely picture of the ulcers in my colon for proof to remind me there is something wrong. I only have the D occassionaly. My BM are usually snake like and may end like mashed potatoes but this does not usually happen more 3 times a day. I only occassionally have a little blood in my stools seem to have more in the fall when school starts so probably a stress issue.I am very very tired all day long. I now take naps when I never have in the past, not even when I was pregnant. I am crampy a lot and have my back aches and I have some joint pain. I now I have it better that a lot of you but I still just don't feel right so that is why i am writing. I have had blood work done for everything and all comes back negative.
I keep a food diary. It is hard to tell what bothers my b/c it may one time but not another. I try to eat the same high fiber items for breakfast and lunch so I can experiment in the evening.
Nothing is changing my minor pains.....HELP!