Hi everyone, I recently decided to join this forum because I am having one hell of a year and my colitis is just the icing on the cake.
My name is Nick, I live in Willow Grove PA and I am 25 years of age.
On the good note before I joined this site, i was about 2 years symptom free of colitis. I was first told I had colitis my Freshman year in college. Very bad cramps, going to the bathroom a lot with some of those times a heavy amount of blood. Needless to say i was scared as hell. They had put me on Asacol 400 mg tablets 2 pills 3 times a day. By my senior year, probably the end of my freshman year it was well undercontrol. Since i had graduated, no blood, no symptoms, life was awesome.
This year, I am not going to even mention the economic down turn resulting in my job loss or go into that story, but just keep in mind it happend, 2 weeks later, i was in a motorcycle accident. Shattered my knee cap, broke my femur in 3 places, broke my arm in 4 places, factured a vertebre between my shoulder blades as well as a rib, broke my nose, and had multiple bruses.
after the accident and after battling the emotional and mental distress that was caused, because before the accident, i was a very active person the flare up started. I was very confused and at first rote it off until one night when me and my wife were looking at houses on the internet i went to the bathoom like 3 times in an hour. The next day i schedualed an appointment with a GI doctor, not my usual doctor but a person that was filling in for him.
He had me go for blood tests and stool samples, which BTW i have never done before and is a very humilating thing especially when they mess up twice and make you go throught it all over again!!!!! In the office though he had told me some very agressive things that he was planning. Like Pred, enemas, and sapositories ( dunno how you spell it ). I was thinking to my self whoa whoa whoa, even when I was first diagnosed they never thrown that at me. Although I do want to go for a colonoscopy because I haven't had on it 2 1/2 years or so. I also told him that I was taking a lot of pain medication for the surgery and was told to take 4 ibuprophen 2 times a day then to go to 1 aleeve a day. He suspected that this was probably the cause of the flare, the medications i was taking finally taking a told on my colitis and agrivating it a little.
There--- now that I have told my story to a certain extent. Can anyone identify with this and share some advice, insite, stories etc.. I would very much appreciate it.