My abdominal pain??? Oh man, it changes so often.....When I'm flaring real bad and have the urgency to have a BM, I run to the potty, then sit there in so much pain while my abdomen cramps up so bad that it feels like its trying to push literally EVERYTHING out of my body through my rectum, when in fact only some blood and/mucous come out. Then I will often periodically during the day have bloating and gassy pains that feel like pressure and jabbing mainly in the left side of my abdomen. Then theres the feeling like my colon weighs 200lbs, with every step I take, I can feel it jiggle around in there, and every movement is painful. Then theres the pain that is more at my butt and internal low colon..its like a constant pressure and burning, I don't want to sit down...just want to lay on my side. Then , with the flares always come the increase in body aches/arthritis. Isn't this darn disease FUN?!? NOT!! anyways, thats my low down...
41 yo RN, happily married, with 2 beautiful daughters, Tianna(14 yo) and Alyssa(10 yo). Diagnosed L sided Ulcerative Colitis in Jan '04 and Diabetes type 2 in June '05. (Currently in complete remission thanks to Remicade!!)
Remicade infusions ~ 11/6/07, 12/6/07, 12/20/07, 2/14/08, 4/10/08, 6/08, 6-MP 100mg daily, Pentasa 500mg twice a day, Lantus insulin 15 units daily, Amaryl 2mg daily, multi-vitamin daily, Calcium daily, B complex vit daily, and pro-biotics daily.