Do you get kinda frustrated every time you get sick, even if you it's 'normal' people sickness?

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   Posted 7/24/2009 10:28 AM (GMT -6)   
I feel like every time I'm sick with a cold or whatever is going around, I get kind of angry and frustrated about it - as if I'm not supposed to get sick like the rest of the world. 'Everday' sickness seems to be exaggerated by the fact that I am already dealing with my UC issues. I'm just venting, but feel free to share your experiences.
UC diagnosed January 05
Past Meds: Azasan (Imuran) - piercing chest pains after six days so tried different brand aka Azathioprine - morning nausea /didn't really help after more than 6 months, dicyclomine (still flared), Remicade - 7 treatments (stopping because no dramatic changes), allergy shots (03-07), levbid, prednisone (been off since nov. 08!), rowasa
Current meds: Asacol 4 - 3x, Aciphex (acid reflux), canasa and rowasa alternating every other night, konsyl (fiber for bulking stool), multivitamin, caltrate 2x a day. probiotic (florasmart), astelin (nasal spray as needed for allergies), fosamax (bone density)

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   Posted 7/24/2009 12:33 PM (GMT -6)   
I feel the same way !!!!! Its like its always something with me uc a cold uc ,uc a seizure uc,uc a cold lol. It really gets to me i some times feel like less of a wife and mother .
    Female 37
   20 years of Ulcerative Colitis
  meds,  2 Lialda, 3 Azathioprine, 1 Celebrex, Cymbalta, Mirtazapine,
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   Posted 7/24/2009 1:33 PM (GMT -6)   
Oh absolutely!!!! I take the time to be ticked off big time. I'm more ticked if I have to cancel something because of having a cold, especially if I've been looking forward to it.

I'm even more ticked if it's time I've got off after being busy and I'm spending it being sick...

Murphy's law only explains!

It's all a major inconvenience to life sometimes, but I eventually get over the feeling because I'm sure it hinders my healing somewhat.

*Heather* Status: flaring...Asacol 3 twice daily; Salofalk enemas nightly
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~UC meds: Asacol (3 @ 2x daily); Salofalk enemas nightly for flares & taper to maintenance 
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed; Ranitidine (reflux);  Effexor XR 75mg(depression);  Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma) 
~vitamins/minerals/supplementsProbiotics....(RenewLife Ultimate Flora Critical Care + Primadophilus Reuteri). @ bedtime
~various digestive enzymes as needed
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS"  worth it !!!

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   Posted 7/24/2009 1:36 PM (GMT -6)   
     Nah, only thing which frustrates me is flaring so darn long and taking so many meds with such stinky results.
62 yr old granny. South Jersey
Diagnosed with ulcerative proctitis in 1998 in hospital
Hospitalized (2nd time) in May 2008
Meds as of June 09: Colazal (6 per day), 6MP (50 mgm), Probiotic (upped to 3 per day), Fish oil capsule, calcium, multivitamin, Cort enema nightly, Canasa in morning.  Also taking Benicar and Toprol to control high blood pressure.  Getting old is a b****.

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   Posted 7/24/2009 3:10 PM (GMT -6)   
I don't enjoy being sick (nor does anyone else!) but I don't let it get to me UNLESS it makes me miss an outing that I was looking forward to and even then I just get depressed instead of angry.
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   Posted 7/24/2009 3:11 PM (GMT -6)   
I usually get mad cause I've noticed I tend to get flares around the same time I get sick. My two worst I had 1) two bladder infections back to back and 2) the flu.
22, female, diagnosed 3/6/2009, symptoms for 2 years beforehand
Mild ulcerative colitis from rectum to mid transverse colon
Currently taking Asacol (1200 mg 3x/day), Rowasa and Calcium/D supplements

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   Posted 7/29/2009 2:02 PM (GMT -6)   
I feel the same way. I think I hated having colds and "normal peple" sicknesses before I got UC too though.
25 years old; diagnosed March 2007
Currently: I feel almost back to normal...could be in remission finally or very close at least?
Asacol, 4 tabs, 3xday; Rowasa nightly; Viactiv; Metamucil wafers; multivitamin; sublingual allergy drops; Ortho Tri-Cyclen

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   Posted 7/29/2009 4:48 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm frustrated by how often my little nieces and nephews are sickly! Because of that, and since the family knows I need to avoid getting sick, many gatherings get postponed. We haven't celebrated my birthday yet, and it was in early June.

Fortunately, I rarely get sick. Maybe because I'm not around kids much. Of course now that I said that I'm in for some trouble.
49 year old female attorney, diagnosed UC/pancolitis 1985, no surgery but much suffering. Asacol maintenance for 20+ years; used prednisone & Rowasa for flares.  Probiotics (Ultimate Flora, 50 billion), salmon oil (omega-3) when I can remember. 
August 2008 sought care of naturopathic doctor. Food sensitivity test showed wheat/gluten, other intolerances; eliminated wheat/gluten from my diet.
Bad flare in March, used prednisone. Humira denied, started Remicade 4/12 and doing great~ learning what normal is~ wow

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   Posted 7/29/2009 5:23 PM (GMT -6)   
Just having colitis gets me down sometimes. I feel like why me and fine I envy others that are so well. Then, I realize how lucky I am and how much worse it could be. Also, it makes me a more compassionate person in general. I don't take what health I have or life for granted anymore.
diagnosed 1/09 with "diverticular colitis" ?? location, sigmoid colon
 50 +  female
 colazal, fish oil, synthroid, zoloft, VSL#3 probiotic.
Blood test positive for Crohn's for whatever that is worth-:)

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Date Joined Jan 2009
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   Posted 7/29/2009 5:49 PM (GMT -6)   
I do feel that way from time to time.  I'm home for a week with what we suspect is the H1N1 flu and am now taking Tamiflu.  Blah.  I get frustrated only because I have to miss work from time to time and would rather save sick days for potential flares, not this stupid stuff.  But we all get sick from time to time, I guess.

Ulcerative Colitis, Hyperthyroidism
Lialda 2.4 Gm, Methimazole 5 mg, Atenolol 25 mg
In remission after almost 3 years :)

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Date Joined Nov 2008
Total Posts : 339
   Posted 7/29/2009 6:19 PM (GMT -6)   
i infact feel scared.... i am sick already, dnt need anything more! yes! this problem has made me a scared person who is scared even to sneeze...i feel if i take any other medicine -it will give me a flare up!
UC forum : Dx Jan'2009: Canasa suppositories 1000 nightly - worked for 2 months then re-flare
13 may: canasa 1000 X2 daily for 2 weeks; 30May: LialdaX2 started on 30th may.
Symptoms: Mucus, blood, constipated (not always), Lots Gas
Also started Probiotic from 23 Mar & fresh Turmeric root from 25 March'09- stopped both on 10th May
Thyroid Forum: Dx in Dec'08, levothyroxine from 50mcg to 75 mcg in June'09 :-(

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