How do you deal with other people and friends?! While they can be so caring I find it can be quite overbearing. And most frustrating I find that friends sometimes think I'm not being honest with them about
how I'm feeling. At the moment when I say I'm 'ok' or 'fine' I always get the same reply 'be honest...' Well what I actually mean by that is I'm feeling ok compared to how I've felt at other times. I just don't want people to think I'm making a big deal and sometimes just want to get on with it...you know?! But I just feel like people think I'm annoyed with them for asking if I'm ok, and that I'm not being honest. It gets me down as I don't want people to think like that of me, but at the same time don't know how to act.
22 year old female, from the UK.
Diagnosed with Ulcerative Proctitis Jan '08, Proctosigmoiditis Jan '09.
Hospitalised Jan '09 for 3 days IV Hydrocortisone - had no effect!
Hospitalised Feb '09 for 7 days (5 days - IV Hydrocortisone)
Currently taking daily:
15mg Prednisolone tablets (tapering from 40mg, came off at 5mg then back up to 15mg)
1g Acetarsol suppository every other night (Previously taking 5mg Pred suppository)
1g Mesalazine granules x 2
7.5mg Zopiclone (taken when needed for sleeping)
10mg Citalopram (anti-anxiety/depression)