I was diagnosed with ulcerative pancolitis after a colonoscopy last week. I have never had any symptoms of colitis prior to this. I'm 30 years old and had my first child in October 2008. I've basically been flaring since about 4 weeks after my son was born. I guess I managed a brief remission in December as my symptoms got much better for about 3 weeks (still not normal, but definitely manageable). My GP originally thought my symptoms were due to postpartum anxiety as I was definitely having problems in that area, too. After I started Zoloft, things got better. However, I was also taking probiotics, so that might explain why I got a bit better.
Anyway, the diarrhea came back in early January and I started seeing a GI. After some testing to rule out infectious causes, he did the colonoscopy. I've had blood in my stool, but no real pain or cramping, which seems a bit odd to me, especially considering I have pancolitis. When I saw him last week on Friday, he prescribed Flagyl (the nausea was terrible, so I quit taking that) and Asacol (12 pills/day).
By Monday, the bleeding had slowed somewhat, I was having fewer BMs/day than at my worst, and the urgency had declined. However, things haven't gotten any better since then, and I'm still having about 10 BMs/day.
I see him again tomorrw and think I'll ask about adding another medication in. Any thoughts?