Last month on my 22nd birthday I was diagnosed with UC(Pancolitis) by a GI specialist following a colonoscopy/muscle biopsy. Great birthday gift or what? Prior to this I had observed what was UC like symptoms (bloody stool, mucus), during my study abroad experience. Needless to say I was pretty much in denial that anything was actually wrong with me during that period, i'd come up with excuses like "Oh the diet just isn't sitting well with me." or "Maybe it was the seasoning". Following my return to the United States, I went to see my doctor and was tested for parasites twice, both tests came up negative. Then it was off the GI, and one colonoscopy later, here I am with UC. Currently i'm on 4.8gm/Lialda, and (up from 20mg to start) 60mg Prednisone/day. I appear to be in my first real flare up, before jumping on pred @60mg I was having 10-20bm a day accompanied by blood and mucus. The upped pred dosage allows for me to make it through practice 6 days a week, but what happens when I come off(only 6bm a day now)? This fall marks my final year of college I wonder if i'll even be able to go to class sometimes. This entire experience has been a wake up call for me, I thought I did everything right, excercise nut, ate minimal sugar/fat, had high fiber diet (greens/beans/whole wheats), and now UC comes up and bites me in the butt. I know in comparison to some members on the board that this isn't so bad but where is the light at the end of the tunnel? So for the long winded post...
Post Edited (Apetro) : 8/14/2008 9:42:21 PM (GMT-6)