My Colitis Story:
Hello, my name is Blake, 30 years old, married, father of a 2 year old boy. I was diagnosed with UC and Celiacs about 10 months ago. I couldn’t believe it when I was diagnosed, thought the doctor was dumb and went to another GI and he came up with the same diagnoses. I then asked my GI to test me for Celiacs because my sister has had Celiacs since she was 2. The test came back positive so I was relieved to know all I had to do was cut gluten out of my diet and be back to normal. i wish it was that easy. After taking prednisone and Asacol, my flare up was gone after a while. I decided I didn’t need asacol anymore and got off of it because i was now eating gluten free and figured I would be okay. About two months later I started seeing blood in my stools again. A couple weeks later I was on the pot more frequently. Now, for about the last month I’ve been going 12-16 times daily, mostly in the mornings. I go probably 12 times the first couple hours I’m awake. I just started the SCD diet about 8 days ago with little comfort from it so far but I am devoted to trying it for longer because I cannot deal with this bloody crap anymore and the book makes sense. I see blood just about every time I go, bright red blood all over the toilet paper, splattering on the toilet and in the water. I get so excited when I don’t see blood, but know that the next visit will probably involve blood. My terds look sometimes grey, sometimes fairly normal, and sometimes like dirt. WTF? Why does it feel like I have to take a 10 pound dump and all that comes out is a gram of excrement. I’ll let you guys know how the SCD diet is working for me on a later date cause right now I’m pretty fed up with it already. I was hoping for quick results, but aren’t we all.
My Colitis Medications:
Lialda 4 pills a day
Was on Asacol and Prednisone for my first flare
Submitted by “Blake be Pooping Blood” In the Colitis Venting Area
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