Constant Pain, Blood and Depression with Ulcerative Colitis

Diagnosed in 1998. This is my 3rd hospital stay with a flare-up. they get worse each time.
Solumedrol worked before, but is not doing the trick this time. Constant pain, blood, depression, you know the drill. Can’t take pain meds so i can be lucid enough to run to the toilet 40 times each day. been here a week now. Considering upping solumedrol again, remicade, or god-help me, surgery at this point. It is so depressing to know so many of us are so sick. and to know i was really fine just a few short months ago. Now i don’t see the light at the end of the tunnel.
((This was an entry from an anonymous UC person earlier today) I sure hope some relief comes to you soon!.  I have not heard about the medication solumedrol yet, so hopefully some others might be able to comment on that colitis medication

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2 Responses to Constant Pain, Blood and Depression with Ulcerative Colitis

  1. dan July 3, 2010 at 10:59 am #

    Solu-Medrol is a brand name for methylprednisolone (basically prednisone). They were giving me loads of that stuff by IV when I was in the hospital.

    Hope you get better soon, anonymous. I’ve been there and I know it sucks, you just have to hang in there! Solu-Medrol wasn’t working for me either, for 3 weeks, until they finally started Remicade, which has worked well (in conjunction with the SCD diet).

  2. Peter July 18, 2010 at 3:54 am #

    Hi Anonymous,

    The first I knew about UC was when it put me in hospital. It was real bad! I had no idea what was wrong with me. I hadn’t even really been to a hospital before. They put me on drips of drugs, injected drugs, gave me pills, the works…and nothing was working…days were passing…I was as weak as a kitten loosing 2-3 litres of blood a day…the surgeons came calling (theme music from “Jaws” here)…I was freaking out…I felt I was in a tunnel with no end…then I began to see a glimmer of light! A n d I b e g a n t o g e t b e t t e r.

    The last drug they tried (told me this was the last resort) before chopping out my guts was Cyclosporin and it worked. Might be worth a try for you?

    It’s a funny old thing; just when you think things are going alright back it comes…Hang in there fella – tomorrow is another day.

    P.S. Perhaps try a new bottle of Prednisone – it doesn’t last very long on the shelf.

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