Wow, I'm so sorry you've had to go through that for so long. I, just like you, have had stomach problems for most of my life... granted they were off and on and I just sort of wrote them off because every time I went to the dr. they said it was just a bad stomach flu or a bug or something. Or it was blamed on what I was eating, which I'm sure was at least some part of the problem. But then there was one flare up that just wouldn't go away. I kept going to drs hearing about
my hemmerhoids(which i do have ONE) and never getting any solution to my stomach pain that would keep me away from school and work. Finally, I went to one new dr and he said go to the GI immediately. After lots and lots of drs and tests and blahblah they finally diagnosed me with UC and said they were surprised I could get anything out I was so inflamed.
I wish you the best and I hope that you get the help you need for your UC. I can tell you right now it's a lot of trial and error with meds. I haven't heard of people being on pain killers like oxycodone and stuff, but if it's helping... I know in the beginning when I was still going through testing and they wouldn't come up with a darn answer I took one of my now husband's hydrocodones... and it worked so well that I almost got hooked on them... I haven't taken one since I got diagnosed though.
I'd make sure this GI or doctor knows what he or she is doing and if you don't think he knows.. go somewhere else. I'd go back and ask a lot of questions about
meds that you've heard about
or read about
. Do your research and then express your findings to him or her and see what their reaction is. That's a pretty good way of seeing if they know anything haha.
I'm sorry you are joining us, but I'm glad you have answers now. Welcome.
Diagnosed with UC March 07
Colazal 3 3x a day
Lialda- 2 a day