Hi all! about 2 weeks ago I was just diagnosed with mild Ulcerative Colitis and proctitis, having dealt with IBD issues for years but only started seriously getting worse meaning blood weight loose and urgency 6/7 months ago.
I had my colonoscopy done Jan 21 and showed right sided inflammation of the colon and inflammation of my rectum. I am being sent to a different Gastroentologist at the end of Feb i guess for more testing? assuming i have other symptoms that show signs of Crohn’s as well. Other symptoms that have shown there ugly face has been very painful night pains, these started mostly in my knees but now the pain is pretty much in every joint, knees, fingers and elbows and almost every morning I wake up feeling like I lifted a tone of weights the night before. Hopefully joining this forum I will meet new people dealing with this painful disease.
Some more about Me:
loved to work out, cant really anymore to painful
love to cook.
traveling with my family.
My Colitis Story
I would like to interact with people with the same or similar disease, I find that a lot of people in my life consider this just to be the case of the runs :/ which makes me wanna shove something up there ass literally :).
I am a young woman with 2 young kids that was is great physical shape and worked in a very physically active job “work for DHL courier” I basically was lifting boxes for a good 6 hours a day, so obviously this disease has stopped me from being able to work and flipped my life upside down. It’s very frustrating when people don’t see you as looking Physically ill so they think you are fine even my GP acts like that. I have lost 20 lbs and now weigh 110 pounds standing at 5’3 I feel like I am withering away.
I also feel like my life has become one big complaining session and I hate that Complaining to my doctor, to my work, the insurance company, and my family, I don’t even want to leave my house just hunker down and waste away.
Now, I am actually being sent to a GI doctor. I will probably stop seeing my old GP too. The last time I saw her she acted like she did not care anymore. She didn’t even care that I was complaining about my bad joint pains and that I can hardly sleep or even walk in the morning. Her exact reply was “oh well but that shouldn’t keep you from work” well that would be correct if i sat at a desk all day and was not required to wear steel toe boots and be able lift up to 70lbs.
Anyways thank you all for letting me vent and put it all out there.
I was just diagnosed so 4 pills daily of Pentasa, also taking wellbutrin for anxiety and depression.
written by Megs
submitted in the colitis venting area