I am a 33 year old female. I first had a flare up in July 2010 but was never officially diagnosed with colitis. Went to ER, they put me on augmentin and pain killers. It went away after 2 weeks.
Started showing symptoms again around 5 days ago. The horrible cramping, diarrhea around 10 times a day, but no blood. Went to dr on Friday and she said that since there was no blood then it was probably just a little bug and to stay hydrated. Thought I was feeling so much better, even had a solid stool, then last night it struck again. This time with blood. I am so terrified. I have eaten nothing today, have only been drinking water. Yet I'm still having the horrible abdominal pains, frequent diarrhea, twice with blood:( I took anti-anxiety medication to calm myself down. I am super hungry as a side effect of the medication, but am so fearful of eating anything...even a pretzel. This condition is consuming me as it is constantly on my mind and I find it almost impossible to concentrate on anything else.
Are there any at home treatments I can try? Do I have to call my doctor again? Will the flare up eventually go away? And what would anyone recommend that I try eating? I am feeling very weak and have kiddos to tend to.
Any advice would be so very much appreciated!!
Thanks in advance :)