Hi im new 2 UC forum.. i was told in May 08 that i have colitis .... to be truthful i still dnt really understand what sets me off, how long does it take? what should i look out 4.
im 23 yrs old and female. i was on iron tablets to help me as i became aniemic with it. but now off them. i take Asacol. and co-codamol for the pain.
i was told stress causes flare ups, well this yr ive lost my dad in jan, 1 week lata i was in a car accident where i lost my bro. thn lost my nan and grandad in nov 2 weeks apart from each other. im sure tht enough 2 cause stress. but i have tried real hard 2 stay calm, keep wrkin.
i was told some foods set it off? n e thing ? or is it only some things for some people.
i am quite weak some days, mainly after havin a flare up.
i sometimes cnt get to the toilet quick enough - it hurts all of a sudden thn i have 2 go. does tht happen to every1?
i know i have asked alot but im just very confussed wit it all. and i find it hard tlkin 2 my consolant, dnt help tht i cn only c him every 6 months.
any help will be very helpful and im very thankful