Foster Dad this is without a doubt a great site. It is so cool to have such a support group and network and not have to leave your house to go to meetings which would probably only be once a month or week and you will find no question is too silly or too embarrasing to ask. (Who could get to a meeting and sit through one while flaring anyway???)
If you can sit for any length of time at the computer and comb through the different threads you will find your emotions can run from anywhere to hysterical laughing at some of the topics and candid responses to getting lumps in your throat reading what so many others are going through.
But to know you are not alone suffering with this even though it doesn't make it any better at times you do find comfort of sorts. My husband is the one with it - I'm the one posting - I'm the secretary and he gets the Readers' Digest versions from me. It makes for alot of interesting bedtime conversations and I do alot of cutting and pasting of info for him to read.
He has a great doctor who is
open minded and I have had a few suggestions from this forum that we have incorporated into his care. When we get to the Mayo Clinic in Oct we'll see what else gets added to the mix or taken away.
Too bad this isn't like an infection where an anti biotic could take it away. And it is also too bad that there are so many forms of it and the correct treatment for one may not respond for another.
Hang in there - hopefully after the meds have gotten into your system for awhile you will see a positive change.
60 yr old male~Colitis 1st diagnosed Jan '05-cleared up within a few wks. Flared again in May '06 ... left sided ulcerative colitis now & fully involved and trying to get in remission. Acute inflammation-pancolitis-tenesmus rectal pain-granulation is showing some healing started. Osteopena of spine from prednisone DX 8/07 July 07 starting to feel somewhat normal 75mg Imuran 40 mg prednisone (tapering 8/07) 12 Asacol, Lidocaine Hydrochloride Jelly 2%,multi vitamin, iron 3X day, DanActive, chewable calcium, Prilosec 20mg, enalapril 10mg, glipizide 5 mg, zocor 20 mg, baby aspirin, (Fentanyl pain patch 50mg 72 hrs Morphine Sulf 15 mg twice daily)Colocourt enemas at night.