Ug, my hiney got kicked this weekend with another tummy bug (might have been food poisoning). The last one I got was really mild...just a touch of diarrhea over a day. This one, however, was horrid. I started feeling really nauseated around 4pm on Sunday, had several bouts of super-watery diarrhea, then threw up around 9pm. I was hoping that would end the nausea (because I felt like I'd feel better if I would just vomit), but no such luck. I did feel better for about 30 minutes or so, but then it came back. Needless to say, I didn't get much sleep between the nausea, more bouts of diarrhea (no more vomiting), and being super-thirsty (I only took small sips of water to keep from vomiting again). All day yesterday, I was achy (I'm guessing from dehydration) and super tired. Luckily, all seems to be back to normal today, save a little bit of leftover tiredness.
I'm for sure going to double up on probiotics for a few days, and might do a few extra enemas this week, b/c I'm sure this bug stirred up a bit of inflammation.
Status: Remission since May 2009!
Symptoms began in November 2008, ~4 weeks after giving birth to my son
Diagnosed with pancolitis on 1/30/09
Meds: Apriso (4 0.375g pills ONCE!! daily), mesalamine enema twice weekly, Natural Factors Ultimate probiotic 12/12 Formula, multivitamin. Used prednisone (starting dose 40 mg) to get into remission.