Hi all, I'm scared and could really use some advice.
This is my third flare since diagnosis, the first flare was bad, my second was terrible. I would have to go about
12 times a day and the pain of BMs made me throw up each time.
I think I'm nearing the throw up stages with this flare :( I only go 3-4 times a day but it's always bloody diarrhea and VERY painful BMs. I'm very close to throwing up each time (tip for others - I find it helps if I shove my shirt or a towel into my nose and breathe that way, as if to cover a smell). I also get a little light headed after a BM, maybe placebo because I see blood, but maybe not. My heart rate seems to be the same and everything else is OK. No pains before BMs, only during.
This started roughly 3-4 weeks ago and since I'm pretty new to UC (was diagnosed about
2-2.5 years ago), I assumed the light bleeding would go away on its own. Well needless to say it didn't.
I can't afford to see my doctor and don't have insurance so I'm reaching out to you guys. What can I do? Right now I'm on Colazal (750mg) 3 pills 3x a day. Last time I asked my doc if upping to 4 pills 3x a day he said I could but he doesn't think it'll help any. What do you think, will it?
I also started yesterday juicing cabbage and drinking 3-4 cups a day. I read it really helps but it better start soon!
I'm very scared, I can't afford to be hospitalized (i think I was pretty close during my second flare).
I do have some 7 enemas left from my first attempt (long story short I think they may have been the cause of severe stomach pain for several days). Are these 7 enemas enough to carry me through?
Any tips you can give me?
Post Edited (GidHike) : 6/29/2011 5:52:51 PM (GMT-6)