Hi I’m Sue and I’ve had ulcerative colitis for years. I have only ever been on pentasa slow release tablets 8 a day and when I have a flare up pentasa suppositories and pain killers for the aches in my body I am 56 and had this since I was young.
My current symptoms I’ve been bad since Xmas bleeding for 4 weeks and since then the whole of my body is aching.
Aches and Pains from Colitis
I have been in hospital a few times since Xmas. I have been really bad, my legs have gone worse. I have pain in them every day. At night in bed they burn up and my knees really throb some days. I don’t even get up. I just feel so sick all the time. Since Xmas, my ulcerative colitis has really got worse. I haven’t been to the doctors. I’m not up to going but I have been on steroids which didn’t really help.
I feel like I am slowly dying. There is nothing I can do if I try and go to the shops I’m in bed for a week. If I clean up I’m in bed a week.
Any thing I try to do puts me in bed.
I am sick of being sick.
I was wondering if any one else feels like I do
and I wish I’d never herd of UC?
My doctor never checks my butt, I only see a consultant if I am admitted to hospital. I feel like I am waisting my life just sitting waiting to die because there’s nothing I can do. There’s so much I want to do instead of sitting round doing nothing it’s s o hard coming to terms with this illness I also have asthma and COPD. I have had cancer in my right breast and thankfully got over that for now. Great isn’t it, you can get over cancer but not ulcerative colitis.
I am feeling pretty down at the moment. I know there’s other people like me with UC, I suppose I’m just feeling sorry for myself at the moment. But it’s so hard to just get up and do what I want to without aches and pains just lying in bed all the time is doing my head in.
written by Liverpool Sue
submitted in the colitis venting area
I’ve been dealing with ulcerative colitis symptoms for years now.