I was just diagnosed with UC after years of my family Dr. telling me I had internal hemorrhoids.

My Colitis Story Right Now:

Hi, new to the here from PA. I am 31 male and have lower left ulcerative colitis.  My GI put me on mesalamine enema’s. They seemed to be working for the first week, no blood. And then I am not sure what happened, but I started to flare up again.. Could stress cause this? I was in the process of buying a new car when I flared, and it seemed to stress me out! I called my GI and she wants me to take the enemas twice daily now. Today I have stomach cramps terrible, not sure what this is from, I just want to feel better, any insight would be grateful.


Currently I’m Taking: Mesalamine enemas- twice daily


Submitted in the Colitis Venting Area by: “Concerned”

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2 thoughts on “Cramping and Stressed”

  1. OrdinaryWorldWhereRU

    Stress can aggravate a flair. Also the pain comes with the territory. I take Tylenol for mine. I hope the doctor told you no NSAIDs. I started a new med and my stomach pain went away, finally. You may find that certain foods also aggravate a flair. I sure hope you feel better soon!

  2. Stress can certainly make things worst. Are you following the SCD diet? Now might be a good time to check it out and experiment. Also, i found what worked really well for me was Boswellia. And i have tried everything! I used to be on mesalamine orally, 4xday. It worked great at first but then stopped. They wanted to put me on steroids but I opted to try a more natural route. Tried naturopathy, acupuncture, etc and diet and a few supplements is what ended up working. That and lifestyle changes like relaxation, yoga etc. I hate to say it but there is no quick fix here!
    One thing that helps a lot are omega supplements…Anyway, it’s all about trial and error. What worked for one doesn’t always work for another.

    Good luck and let us know if you want more options to experiment with!


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