Im new to this an was diagnosed with UC after being in the hospital for 10 days.
I just came across this site and have been reading alot of interesting info. Since i have been out of the hospital i have been doing great. I have been putting the weight back on that i lost, i work out and run every morning for work.
I am currently taking 6 pills of asacol, 40 mg(was at 60mg) of presidone, and lomotil.
After reading this site i am kind of scared becasue of hearing all the terrible things about taking asacol and presnidone. I have not really noticed any of these side effects except at first i was getting night sweats.
Also, does anyone know what meds i will stay on, and what ones i will not have to take forever. I have an appointment next week.
When i get off of these is it common for me to get the symptoms i was getting before. I hope this thing is just done becuase i feel great now.
Also is it strange to not have a colonoscopy done? I actually had 2 trips to the hospital. The first one they were unsure exactly what it was and i just sat there and lost weight due to not being able to eat for a week. They then released me and i was worse so went to a GI Dr. He did a partial colonoscopy(they said i couldnt get a full one becuase of being enlarged) and within 10 minutes he said you have UC get back in the hospital. Thats when i was then treated correctley. The plan was then to take the meds then go in for a full colonoscopy but at my last appointment he said i seem to be doing great and a colonoscopy wouldnt be nessesary. Is that a bad idea? i just want to make sure i am all better and i think i would actually feel better if they went and had a look.
Thanks for all the help