Hello to everyone.
I was diagnosed with UC back in May 07 and just had my 2nd flare up and to sum it up, what truly painfull sickening experience. The 2nd flare up was by far the worse than the 1st. I was in so much pain at times that i buckled over in ball whimpering like a crippled animal. Spent 4 days in the hospital with steriod and morphine injections with the nightly enimas. Flare up lasted about a month with multiple bloody/mucus BM, unable to eat anything, lost 33lbs (not the good way to lose it). Seems like the only thing i could eat for awhile was Yogurt and Plums. I finally got my appetite back and seem to be getting back to normal. Stools are still not forming but no more bloody yuck. Most of the stomach pain is gone except for late at night i will wake up with a violent BM and extreme cramping (happens several times a nite, getting less frequent which is good i guess). Im drinking nothing but water, tea, and apple juice. I was on Asacol before this last flare up now im on Prednisone and soon to be starting something called Imuran (pending a blood test procedure). Ive noticed that im getting extreme headaches now which i wasnt before, not sure if was from not eating, or from the Prednisone. Tylenol seems to help but im worried as these headaches dont seem normal. Guess i will bring that up on next GI visit. Im trying to stay on a good healthy diet but since i got my appettite back im getting all these crazy cravings like Frischs Big Boy, Cheesecake, cookies, Chili, Spaghetti, etc. I normally only splurge on bad food occasionally but latetly thats all im craving. Well im done for now but i really do understand now what im up against and its not pretty. Doctor said my colon canal looked like someone went up ther with a rotor rooter (guess i have it bad). Good luck to all with this terrible disease.
Medications: Prednisone, Probiotic, Oscal, Multivitamins, Soon to start Imuran