good news is that I've been upgraded! The doctors are now saying (since they never seem to get their diagnosis right) that I have mild colitis (not ulcerative) that was brought on by an antibiotic that I was on a few weeks ago...
bad news... apparently the CT scan that was taken while I was in the hospital showed an ovarian cyst that needs removed. Do you believe that they never told me this the 3 times that I was in the hospital??!! I Just found out at my follow-up GI appointment where he mentioned it to me casually. unbelievable. Now I have to worry about Gyno appointments!
Well, I'm slightly confused as to why the colitis was brought on by a week's worth of antibiotic (for when I had wisdom teeth removed) and not last winter when I was on the same antibiotic for a few weeks, when I had a wisdom tooth infection? Doesn't make sense. Also, this does mean that I do have the disease...and that the antibiotic I was taking just caused a flare-up? I'm slightly confused on the whole "antibiotic-caused colitis" part. Any answers?
Female- almost 21!
Diagnosed 9/1/08mild UC- left sided
Asacol 400 mg two 3 times/day
Hyoscyamine .125mg every 4 hrs
Percocet/ Vicodin as needed
Post Edited (hamley) : 9/21/2008 8:16:12 PM (GMT-6)