Hello, I was diagnosed with UC after 1 month of very bad symptoms--bloody diarrhea, abdominal pain, often couldn't make it to the toilet in time. After 4 weeks of this, everyone thnking I had some sort of infection, and being given several ineffective antibiotics I wound up in the emergency room with dangerously low potassium, dehydration, and a basically nonexistent albumin count. This explains the severe swelling I have in my body (I wish it would stop).
After I had a colonoscopy, was given a diganosis, and got treamemt, my life was normal for the first time in a month. I was able to enjoy a meal. Period.
One interesting aside is that I have had multiple sclerosis for 18 years, and it's well controlled. I'm just wondering how many folks here have both conditions.
At the moment, I'm taking:
predisone 40 mg/day. gradually dropping the dose every five days.
I have so many questions but I'll lurk for awhile and get as many answers as possible first.
This is a really nice forum and you all seem extremely knowledgeable.