I have had uc since i was thirteen
i was away at summer camp when it all started and when i got home i told my mom. we didnt really think to much into but went and seen a doctor and he though its possibly food poisoning , then it just kept going from their . final i have a colon scope and my whole colon was imflamed and it was very scary for being that young. they put me on ascol and predizone and the medication slowly started to work but i gained alot of weight from eating and sleeping alot i was depressed i really didnt have the energy like other kids and i drifted away from my friends .
things slowly got to a point were it was all better but then every thing changed on me again and i had to up my medication to 400mg of ascol three times a day by the age of sixteen and by seven teen the noises from my stmach and pain were out of control so i have another colon scope only to find out that they were considering that is wasnt uc but crohns i was very scared and shocked . my oldest brother who is thirtyseven was dianosed with crohns when he was niine years old and had his first surgury a year later and has three scince one just last december. It seems to run in my family between the two has two other relatives have crohns . I my self was hope not to have to deal with that because just haveing uc has been hard enough or what every it was . i went back latter on after medication changes and had another colonscope the doctor gave me medication to knock me out but i heald through it because i was scared if they would find anything and i wanted to see . i had been in the hospital a few weeks before due to painand retal bleeding which i had nevr had before with uc but i was reasured it was common. to me it was not common because i am use to being intune with my body and what i can and cant handle . as of nineteen i am currently takeing sulzaslaine 500 three times a day and a stumach musscle relaxer and folic acid and pain medication when the others dont work compleatly , so far the sulzasline has not had much of an affect for possitive reaction and i have had alot of stumach swelling that doesnt seem to pass or change , i have been in a relationship for three mounths now and it seems that it has made things difficult and he and i seem to communicate ok but he dosnt want to accept that i have uc and he ask how i am feeling i like that he does that but i want him to accept that is is apart of me even if its bad and id like to know how others deal with the stress of their love ones understanding and accepting uc and how it affects and what can be helpfull