Hello All. My name is Heather and I'm pretty new to all of this. I started having diarrhea memorial day weekend....thought I just had food poisioning and read somewhere online that it could last up to a month. Then, I started to get really bad fevers in week #2 and went to the doctor. He did all sorts of tests and everything came back negative. He just told me to eat a bland diet and see how it goes. Then I couldn't keep anything down in week #3 and finally I passed A LOT of blood in my BM. So, off to the hospital I went. They put me on Cipryl and Flagyll (not sure if I spelled those right) and I was getting better. They did a sigmoid scope on me the third day I was there. The GI doctor kept saying it was an infection, and the infectious disease doctor kept saying it was colitus. So, after 8 days in the hospital, my BMs weren't formed yet, but they were better then what they were when I came in, I felt a ton better, and they still had no idea what happened to me....and they sent me home. Three weeks later, I was still in the same state I was when I came home from the hospital. I called the GI doctor up and he put me on asacol right away and I felt a lot better. I had a colonoscopy done but he couldn't do a whole one because my intestines were so inflammed. I came in for my results and he told me I probably had ulcerative colitus, but he STILL wasn't positive I didn't have crohns. SO, I get to have another colonscopy once my intestines are better. Ever since I've been reading books about UC from the local library and researching things online. And thats my story :) I look foward to talking to everyone and learning as much as I can!