My name is Amy I am 24 years old I’m an LPN going back to school for my RN. I am married to the most awesome husband! We have two dogs and a cat who all join me on my many trips to the restroom.
Some more about me:
I enjoy anything outside… I’m starting to get into white water kayaking. I’m hoping to get past my flare ups by spring/summer. I’m taking pool sessions luckily No flare ups during the pool sessions yet. I also love hockey go flyers!!! Yes I’m one of those obnoxious fans. And if u ever visit any place around where I am I could tell u exactly where the bathroom is!
Current Colitis Symptoms:
I am currently having the horrible run to the bathroom gas or I just may shart. Along with lots of blood and no formed bowl movement just a bunch of mucous and blood. I go at least seven to eight times a day but each time I use the restroom I have gas with blood. And lots of painful bloating. The kind that feels like a bunch of knives jabbing u in the gut.
Help Me Avoid Prednisone and Surgery
From a little girl I was diagnosed with IBS no colonoscopy though. I always had pain bloating and a mix of constipation and diarrhea then Nov. 2011 I had blood in my stool and the pain was much worse. My primary care physician sent me to a GI doctor and he thought just internal hemorrhoids but he still ordered a colonoscopy where he discovered I had proctosigmoiditis and alot of granulation tissue and once the biopsy came back it confirmed I had ulcerative colitis.
Later after just being put on rowasa enemas, I had a severe flare up and ended up in the hospital dehydrated with lots of pain. I was put on fluids given morphine and then put on asacol, two pills twice a day. Just recently, after another flare up, he added two more asacol pills to my pill schedule.
I am trying to avoid prednisone at all costs! So since the most recent flare up I came across Adam’s YouTube video on the scd diet ill be starting it this week. The only question I have is how do I start the scd diet? I know what I need to avoid but I heard u need to start it with just a few foods, what are these foods? I need helpful tips on how to start this diet properly. And being on prednisone and having my colon removed is not an option for me. On another subject I just need to vent about…I never realized how rude some people are in public restrooms. Now I’m sure all UC’ers know our gas is explosive… Well I went into a stall and I mean I had to go bad!!! And the lady in the stall next to me sighs in a snotty way and goes ” that’s just gross”. At that point I got upset and embarrassed at the same time.. It gets tough when flare ups occur. And I just want flare ups to end! I’m praying this scd diet works.
Currently asacol two pills three times a day. And trying to avoid prednisone. Trying this diet before I go back still having flare up… I don’t like the prednisone idea I know how hard it is on ur system.
written by Amy Kathleen
submitted in the colitis venting area