I really enjoy working out, I am in martial arts 4 times a week and a boot camp every Saturday. However, whenever I run or jump or something of the sort, I feel a great sense of urgency even though I won't always have D when I feel the urgency. I was wondering if anyone has had the same problem. It really interrupts things and I would love to make it through a full class without running to the bathroom or having to stop for a while. Also, I've noticed I get very dizzy very easily. Could that be from dehydration?
Also, I am a High School student, going in to college in August and the colitis really interrupts my day. I like to find an empty bathroom when I need to go because teens can be cruel. Going around the whole school then actually spending the time getting sick and washing my hands really takes me out of class. Pre- calculus is right after lunch, which is a bad time for me on school days so I spend about half the class not even in class! And its my worst subject! I'm also worried about what is going to happen in college. I am dorming at a school 3 hours away from my home, and am not entirely sure how it'll all work out. I've had colitis for 9 months so far, but I've yet to find a 'schedule' that the D usually happens, I only know that its 6-10 times a day.
Basically, all of this stress and worrying is not helping recovery much, so if any one has any sort of advice or has been through similar situations, I'd very much enjoy hearing from you!
Thank you all!
17 year-old female
Dx: October 2010 Lymphocytic Colitis
Tried: Entocort, Prednisone(60 mg then tapered, never again), Pentasa, Bentyl, Lomotil. Pepto Bismol, Immodium, Dicychlomine, Cloestrymine
Currently: Prozac, Creon (not working)
Trying 6-mp and/or Remicade soon, rather nervous!
As much as this stinks, it could always be worse.
Post Edited (bookworm71493) : 4/23/2011 12:17:43 PM (GMT-6)