I am 14 and wanting to talk to some1 around the same age about our condition

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Megan 14
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   Posted 8/1/2008 10:27 AM (GMT -6)   
Hey i am 14 and found out i had UC near the end of last year and am on steriods, 6mp, omeprozole and pentasa!! Just wondered if their was any1 around the same age as me tht i could talk to about it!!
 

P-Fit
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   Posted 8/1/2008 10:43 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Megan, I'm not your age, but I just wanted to welcome you and say that I'm pulling for you.

Dee-38yrs old 
Diagnosed with UC in 2004-PTSD/Panic Disorder/Depression in 2007 & Fibromyalgia 2008
750mg colozal 3 pills 3x a day, .5mg clonazepam, 7.5mg Lexapro
1,000mg canasa suppositories (PM),
 Fioricet-Migraines
Prilosec-Not sure(Heartburn/GERD), Fish Oils
GNC Womens Active Formula Multi-vitamin
Colonoscopies-3 and one on the way 8/12/08


Megan 14
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   Posted 8/1/2008 10:48 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks!!
 
I take it u have uc... do u have it the whole way round your bowle too?? If not what is yours like??!!
 
And i see tht u have a colonosapy (is tht how u spell it haha) soon....... i am too on the 7th of august are u nervous?? i am but have had one befor!!

Post Edited (Megan 14) : 8/1/2008 9:51:36 AM (GMT-6)


P-Fit
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   Posted 8/1/2008 10:52 AM (GMT -6)   
Megan 14 said...
Thanks!!
 
I take it u have uc... do u have it the whole way round your bowle too?? If not what is yours like??!!
Last time I had it looked at it had spread up from the rectum but not to the entire colon. I"m having a colonoscopy in a couple weeks because of pain in my left side. He thinks it may have spread to where the colon bends (under the left breast). I get pain, urgency to go, blood, mucus and joint pain/swelling. At times I get stomach pain after I eat and move to a bland diet until that passes.
Dee-38yrs old 
Diagnosed with UC in 2004-PTSD/Panic Disorder/Depression in 2007 & Fibromyalgia 2008
750mg colozal 3 pills 3x a day, .5mg clonazepam, 7.5mg Lexapro
1,000mg canasa suppositories (PM),
 Fioricet-Migraines
Prilosec-Not sure(Heartburn/GERD), Fish Oils
GNC Womens Active Formula Multi-vitamin
Colonoscopies-3 and one on the way 8/12/08


Megan 14
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   Posted 8/1/2008 10:55 AM (GMT -6)   
ohh k Well thanks for talking to me it nice to just talk to someone with UC as i dont know any1 with it !!
 
hope all goes well for you in a couple of weeks then!!
 
 

at wit's end
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   Posted 8/1/2008 11:05 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Megan. I am 48 and have had UC since I was 26. Mine mostly is under control except for an occasional flare. Mine is limited to the lower left part of the colon and rectum. I am on Asacol 400mg twice a day and use Canasa 1000mg every other day for maintenance purposes only. Welcome to the board and maybe someone younger will chime in eventually. Hope things go well for you with your scope. I have had a couple of them and a few sigmoidoscopes during the years myself.
Diagnosed with left sided UC in sigmoid colon and rectum 1986.
Put on Azulfidine 2 X 3 a day and Rowasa enemas 60mg.
Have been pretty much in remission overall other than a few flares over the past 21 years.
Medicine changed to Asacol 400mg 2 pills X3 times a day. Taken off all meds in 2004.
Diagnosed with acid reflux 2005. Put on Protonix 40mg.
Have been using Canasa 1000mg suppositories nightly since January 2007.
Was put back on Asacol 400mg 2 pills 2X a day in July 2007 maintenance. 


P-Fit
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   Posted 8/1/2008 11:09 AM (GMT -6)   
Megan 14 said...
ohh k Well thanks for talking to me it nice to just talk to someone with UC as i dont know any1 with it !!
 
hope all goes well for you in a couple of weeks then!!
 
 
I know how you feel. I've never met anyone outside of the people in the GIs office that had it or even knew what it was. I was so happy to find this fourm. It gets old having to explain it to people but knowledge is power. I had to explain it to my new boss...quite a weird conversation, but I wanted to be honest and protest myself since there are times I have to be absent due to flares. Hang in there Megan.
Dee-38yrs old 
Diagnosed with UC in 2004-PTSD/Panic Disorder/Depression in 2007 & Fibromyalgia 2008
750mg colozal 3 pills 3x a day, .5mg clonazepam, 7.5mg Lexapro
1,000mg canasa suppositories (PM),
 Fioricet-Migraines
Prilosec-Not sure(Heartburn/GERD), Fish Oils
GNC Womens Active Formula Multi-vitamin
Colonoscopies-3 and one on the way 8/12/08


teacupsunderfire
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   Posted 8/1/2008 7:37 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey meg, I am 22 and as far as I know I am closed to your age. I also Have been fighting since I was 5 years old. I am new to this support group as well.

Let me know if I can help in any way.

Steve.

Linz1993
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   Posted 8/1/2008 10:35 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey- My name is Lindsey and I was diagnosed around December-January. I have been hospitalized twice sense and have gone through one colonoscopy that was very definitive saying I have Ulcerative Colitis (as opposed to Crohns). I am currently on (sorry for the lack of technicality) 3 pills of Asacol twice a day, one Prevacid once a day, as well as one 6mp every day, however, my 6mp levels have just dropped and they think I may be starting a flare again SOOO im on 1.5 6mp 2 out of 7 days a week along with the 1 a day every day, if that makes sense.
I will be turning 15 in August, so basically we are the same age and I was on Prednisone for way too long as well. I have just very recently gotten rid of almost all the side effects- to be honest they were quite horrible.

I'd love to talk to you about anything you'd like! I'm no expert- I'm kinda new at this myself as well but am glad to talk!

Megan 14
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   Posted 8/2/2008 3:53 AM (GMT -6)   
ohh hey!!

yer i know wat you mean about the horrible side effect the big face and the spots!!! grrrrrrrrrrrr i just got rid of them and now they have got me back on steroids!!

yer i also had a colonoscopy in september of last year when i was in New Zealand i have since moved back to England and i am having another one next week coz they want to cheak for sure that it isnt crons!!
i am reallly looking forwards to tht....... NOT!!

ohh and i am turnig 15 in novermber sooo onli 3 mounths between us lol.........

hope to  hear from u again soon!!

Jeannie143
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   Posted 8/2/2008 4:03 AM (GMT -6)   
Hey, Megan, my daughter has had sypmtoms of crohns since she was about 5 and she is now 26 and the mother of a beautiful baby daughter. She didn't even get diagnosed until she was almost 19! You can have a real life with these diseases. Just take it one day at a time and concentrate on taking care of you.

BTW, she refused the steroids and used to treat her bad flares with baby food, juices that we made at home in a juicer and any foods that didn't irritate. Sometimes she lived for weeks on yogurt, cottage cheese and pineapple, or mashed potatoes with a bit of salt... but she managed. I'll be thinking of you.
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Red_34
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   Posted 8/2/2008 6:41 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Megan, welcome to Healingwell :) Yeah, isn't it great to be able to talk to people that actually have the same thing as you?? I know the feeling! When I joined up with HW 4 years ago, I thought I was the only one in the world that has this so I was real glad to find HW :) Oh and I already had UC for 12 years before I found HW and was able to talk to others that have it. Welcome aboard and even if we don't have many members your age, you can still talk to us!


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Megan 14
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   Posted 8/2/2008 7:00 AM (GMT -6)   
yer thanks nice to know tht their is people tht have been though it longer then me so i can get advice!!

Linz1993
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   Posted 8/2/2008 8:15 AM (GMT -6)   
ohhh I'd be sooo disappointed to have to go back on steroids. Man did they mess with me! There are so many flat out weird side-effects I was way more than glad to be off them. I feel like I'm finally looking better, shallow as it can be- it does feel good to look like yourself. However, it does appear that I'll be going into another flare if my 6MP levels don't go up pretty quickly. Totally know how you feel- hope the colonoscopy goes well. Eckkkkk those drinks you gotta do before hand don't even taste good to make up for how bad it feels coming out haha. =]

Megan 14
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   Posted 8/2/2008 1:25 PM (GMT -6)   
I on a high amount of 6mp too 50mg i think u??


I didnt have a drink befor mine i just had to eat see-though soups for a few days then when it came to the colonscopy i just went uder sadation!!

i know wat u mean about just wanting to look like yourself again.... i am soo fed up with peole saying "ohh your face has got quit big latly"...... grrrrrrrrr lol i know u dont need to remind me!!

Linz1993
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   Posted 8/2/2008 2:44 PM (GMT -6)   
my all time favorite was
" I don't mean this offensively, I mean you probably know, and I don't think you're fat, you know, I mean.. well what I'm trying to say is you're looking pretty... fluffy in the face lately"
hahaha reallyyy?? nahh. =P ohhh if I ever have to have another I'm sooo doing the clear soup diet instead!! That baby food & juice & yogurt diet looked actually quite appealing in comparison to the Prednisone. Man I sure hope for the best for you!! Totally know how it feels to look "fluffy" haha and the insane hunger 24/7 is craaaazzyyy.

Luna0
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   Posted 8/2/2008 6:42 PM (GMT -6)   
Megan tiss sad when someone your age gets sick. I too was 14 when first diagnosed. Be sure to be open with your friends about your illness. I went into the state of silence. It wasn't cool. I am now 18 and still trying to explain to others how hard life can really be. As for the scope you'll do fine, the cleansing sucks but hey it all works. I have had at least 10 of them. smurf   


Tawn 
18 years old, College Student ~WAHOO GO CATS=)
 
Diagnosed in 2004
Currently on:
Remicade
Imuran 3pills/day
And many other over the counter meds.

Post Edited (Luna0) : 8/2/2008 5:45:16 PM (GMT-6)


Megan 14
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   Posted 8/5/2008 10:53 AM (GMT -6)   
reply to Linz1993::

haha yer i know by the time we are 16 we will have heard all the nice and horrible ways of saying tht we are getting fat!!

lol

So have u got UC all the way round ur bowel or is is just one sided??


And if u dont mind me asking wat part of England are you in??

We sould swop msn addys because this is hard to talk probly ova this lol.......... mine is:: uk_hotie_megs@hotmail.co.uk if u eva wanna chat prbly!!

yay i get to go to hospital tomrrw sooooooooooooooo exciting NOT!!!!!! Ohh well about the onli good thing is my mum get really guilty and sad soo buys me dvds cd and mags for hospital lol

Megan 14
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   Posted 8/5/2008 10:59 AM (GMT -6)   
reply to luna0::

Mmmmm i know sux to get it so young but their is loads of worst things!!

Yer one thing about UC is it is the most emmbarising and weird thing to try and explain to people lol...

I am dealing with it ok.... my mum and dad are really easy to talk to about it soo im all gud!!!


I have had it done befor but still u can neva be ready for it..... I KNOW how embaring is it when tht have to put in tha liquid talk about ackward!!
lol

thax 4 tha advice!!

Big Dog
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   Posted 8/5/2008 11:08 AM (GMT -6)   
Meg, sorry to hear you have this horrible disease. Our daughter was diagnosed in Nov of 2007 and she just turned 8. The colonoscopy was how she was diagnosed - and the endoscopy. She drank the gross stuff and I drank a little of it - it's like flavored sweat. We found that once she started using the bathroom we were able to stop drinking the stuff. It was all diarrhea for months prior, anyway, so she was pretty clean inside. I feel for your parents - being the parent of a child with this disease is the worst thing I've ever been through.

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   Posted 8/5/2008 3:44 PM (GMT -6)   
Meg, I am so way NOT YOUR AGE but I was diagnosed when I was 15. And that was back in 1961. I still have UC. I managed to finish high school, then college and then a Master's degree and I was a teacher in middle school for over 30 years. It's at times a hard disease to cope with but the meds get better all the time and I hope you do well. You can/
diagnosed with UC in 1962
regualr meds:
Asulfadine (500mg tablets, 6 daily)
Folic Acid
Zantac as needed
open heart surgery in 2005 for removal of aortic root aneurysm

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