I am currently going thru a flare where it isn't bad as some but, I'm sick! There is no way to sugar coat a flare how mild or severe. Every day I make a choice to be positive about
what is going on,but this flare is really trying my patience! I'm on colocort enemas which are helping a little bit. There is no signs of bleeding In a week yet I get cramping. Let me also add this all started back in sept, did stool samples to find I had a staph infection. Took antibiotics for 14days , had more stool and blood work done....everything neg...yay! But now I'm dealing with steroids.not as harsh as pred(hopefully wont have to), but they make me all strung out and can't sleep. Just got a script
for ambien and clonopin, which helps, but the sleeping pill doesn't seem to keep me asleep. I do have friends to talk to, but I don't want to bother them. I don't have anyone who has this to relate to. This is where I feel so lonely. My husband is supportive, but again I don't want to bother him.
I'm not sure if I need to talk to a shrink or not. Just someone that has a different perspective and isn't "in it" so to speak.
Just venting this out helps. I will be contacting my dr about
the cramping issues and maybe getting a different sleeping pill. Also, I need to do something positive today.
Thanks for listening.
Dx with UC In Mar 2004. Mainly Left sided, at times has skipped through the whole colon. Also have IBS.
Humira one shot every other week. 100mgs of Imuran, Asacol 3/3x's day, Immodium and Bentyl as needed.