HI, my names Vicki and I’m 28 years old and have just been diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis although they are still running tests.
I have to go for an endoscopy in 2 weeks time. Ive been suffering for years with bowel problems but after passing out and losing a lot of blood my hubby made me go to the docs! Ive had a colonoscopy and biopsies taken. Week after xmas i was still feeling really ill and passing blood and the most horrific stomach pains so went back to the docs where she told me the results had come back and i have UC. She gave me 2 weeks worth of Asacol to try said in that time i should see the consultant at the hospital. Im still on the Asacol and only just got an appointment thru which isnt till April!!
I’ve had no info from the Docs on what it is, whether I’m too avoid certain foods , all she said was im going to be on medication for rest of my life!
Feeling rather fed up now as this has been going on for a really long time! Can’t remember the last time i actually felt well and i’m sure people think im making it up especially work, as ive had to have a few odd days off after feeling really poorly!
I suppose what im looking for is just some advice as i feel like im in the dark about it!
Any help would be greatly appreciated!
Thanks Vicki x