So I was just recently diagnosed with this but i have been dealing with going to the bathroom 25+ times a day for about 2 months (always with a ton of blood) and i didn’t go to the doctor till one day that i felt like i was gonna pass out. I was hospitalized (sadly over Christmas eve, Christmas and a bit of time after) had a colonoscopy and was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis.
One of my concerns has been that my doctor didn’t put me on a diet AT ALL. I asked him when he was giving me the news what i should eat or shouldn’t eat, and he just told me to avoid dairy for 4 days but that its no biggy. Ive taken it in my own hands to try to find a diet that works. I noticed meats aren’t wonderful for me so i havn’t been eating meats, i’ve been eating a ton of veggie, jello occasionally.. chicken and veggy soup, but thats about it. I find that sooo many foods are aggravating to my stomach. Lately ive been paying more attention to whats good or not and any sort of rice, bread, tortilla, pasta-y things don’t work well or spicy stuff, and potato things so i feel like i don’t know what to eat. But since I’m not eating right or nearly enough as before, plus dealing with anemia and school (im a high school junior girl) i am constantly hungry. Could that be from the steroids too?
I am wondering if anyone has any tips on things that i can eat or things i should avoid and such too because I’m dying for my flair up to go away to be able to at least kinda enjoy eating again. At the moment tho im afraid to eat practically anything
Another thing, ever since I’ve been put on medication and have been out of the hospital i go to the bathroom a TON less BUT now sometimes there’s soooooo much mucus, is that a bad sign? (sorry for too much details) but there will be like what seems to be chunks of mucus with blood like more then before (not more blood just more mucus, the blood has significantly gone down). Should i be concerned about this? Of course I’m going to ask my doctor about it as i have an appointment with him this Friday but im just curious.
The mucus really freaked me out because at first i thought that it meant maybe my meds aren’t getting to me, but then again I’m going to the bathroom far less frequently. Its like I’m going 2 steps foward, 1 step back. Has anyone else been through this?
thanks to anyone who answers :) and sorry if this was kinda long
At the moment i am on 6 asacol pills a day, 20 mg of predsinone, and protonix and iron suppliments