I am 57yrs old. My excercise used to consist of fast walking, & aerobics. Have three grown boys with three beautiful grandchildren. My husband and I like to take small trips when we can afford them.
Some more about me:
I like to help others, especially the elderly whenever I have free time. And I love making time for my grandchildren. During the fall/winter I cook and bake for the neighbors and co-worker. Come summer, everyone knows that I hit the beaches whenever possible. That is my favorite quiet place.
If I something bad on one day, the next day I will have the diarrhea with blood in the am. After that I am fine the rest of the day.
Am I the Only One that is Fat from UC?
Was diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis in Jan. 2013 after losing 30lbs in one month. I must say I did look pretty good then. They immediately put me on asacol pills. After three weeks on them I started have symptoms like gallbladder attacks. Tests revealed that I had pancreatis from the pills. Took me off them and went on Budeserone for six weeks. By the fourth week ulcerative colitis came back. Told they weren’t strong enough. So they wanted me on a very low fat diet to help the pancreas.
Had more blood work done which showed the pancreas was fine. Went on Predisone next. It worked great but I blew up and gained 50lbs. Would have trouble walking and breathing. Came off those and I now notice that my body has more aches and pains, like in my ankles and hands.
Went on to Imuran. Second week into them and was rushed in for gallbladder attack. Test showed nothing wrong with the gallbladder. Took me off the Imuran and was fine. Dr. told me I need to lose at least 20 pounds because of my Liver enzymes are high again. Two weeks later ulcers came back but not as strong. Have been on nothing for the last 4 months and am having trouble losing the weight. I find it very hard to walk fast because my whole body has started aching. I have however been taking Probiotics (20 billions active ingredients). I am no doctor but I do wonder if taking these has slow down my symptoms. And I also noticed that when I eat something too fatty my liver or in that area gets very bloaty with pain. If I eat something not good for you the day before, then the next day I will have the diarrhea with blood in the stools in the morning. After that I am fine the rest of the day.
Anyone have any suggestions or help besides going to the doctors?
written by Linda L
submitted in the colitis venting area