I was diagnosed with UC almost 9 years ago with the onset of my first pregnancy. I had loose bowles and puss. I am blessed to have a mild cases at this point. I started taking asacol after my baby was born and didn't really take it faithfully. I like others ended up in the hospital with pancreatitis in 2003. They never did find the cause. One of my doctors thought it could have been because of the asacol and the other said no because I had been taking it for a long time and nothing had happened before. I now take sulphasalazine (not faithfully) and haven't had it since. I still however from time to time have a back ache after I eat too much or a fatty meal. I had an IRCP that showed the pancrease to be normal, but I beleive the pain is from the pancrease. It never lasts long and isn't that bad, but I think there is damage slowly being done that will surface later in life which scares me.
I have most recently started having major constipation so I started taking my meds again and taking miralax. My main symptom since onset is constipation. I don't really fit the pattern for UC and wonder if I really have it. I have had all the test and they say it is so. Does anyone else not fit the profile of loose bowel, abdominal pain, etc?? I certainly have never lost any weight with it.....that would actually be a nice side affect!
Thanks for listening...I am new to this site.