Diagnosed last week--happy I found this forum!

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Date Joined Jun 2008
Total Posts : 45
   Posted 6/16/2008 9:25 PM (GMT -6)   
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:
Asacol 12/day
predisone 40 mg/day. gradually dropping the dose every five days.
Iron supplement
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.

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Date Joined Apr 2008
Total Posts : 499
   Posted 6/16/2008 9:33 PM (GMT -6)   
Lori (Bellski)-age 43 from Illinois
Diagnosed February 2008 with Ulcerative Proctitis,
Currently: symptoms have subsided for the most part
Medications:  Asacol 400mg X 6, Cymbalta 20 mg X 1, Canasa (sometimes) Vitamins:  Calcium 600 + D X 2, One a Day Women's X 1, Citrucel, Probiotics
High fiber diet
"I thank God that  I found this website!"

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Date Joined Feb 2005
Total Posts : 6448
   Posted 6/16/2008 11:18 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Sistermarie, and welcome to Healingwell. You'll find many supportive folks around here -- and very informative. Again, welcome!

Remicade - will have my 22nd infusion on June 12.
Vitamin B-12/Biotin, Probiotics
Co-Moderator for the UC Forum

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