I have had UC for a while now, and I work in child care. I just experienced a new symptom that started today.
I will try to make a long story short, but here I go. When I flare I normally just have abdominal pain with the exception for a flare in May which was an all out flare with the blood and "D."
So, here is the story. I've been diagnosed with UC in about April of 2007, minorly lactose intolerant. I've been afraid to try Yogurt. I decided to take a jump this past weekend and try it. Saturday I ate the yogurt, and had no problem. Sunday though, was a weird day, my digestive tract felt out of whack. Possibly poor choices though. In the morning on Sunday I ate 1 cookie for breakfast and apple juice so I could take my Imuran. I then had 2 homemade cookies that morning. I went grocery shopping and had a hungryman for lunch around 3pm. That didn't help my digestive tract. I felt nauseaus, and felt all messed up. This morning, I felt better until about 10am. I started getting minor abdominal pain the pain sits in 1 main spot in my colon, guess that's my main flare spot. But the funny thing, the pain went away and came back around 2 and went away again. Then it hit full force around 5pm. Funny thing though, I never have stomach pain either. But I have had stomach pain along with abdominal pain. I took a vicodin which is helping, but I my question is is it my UC, or a bug that I got from the kids? It is hard to tell with this disease especially since UC ties in when I get sick. Do any of you guys deal with stomach pain when you flare? Are any of you guys able to eat regular yoplait yogurt? Could it have been the yogurt causing this problem with me? Any advice is greatly appreciated.
26 year old, Married, Female.
Diagnosed with UC since March 2007
Taking Humira and Imuran since May 2007 (Currently in remission since May 2007)