I was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis February 2015. I have just been admitted to hospital for a flare the past few days and things are settling. After my first flare last year it settled and then I picked up c diff after having a fecal transplant in October 2015 things settled even more and I maintained remission until now.
Some more about Dean:
I’m 22 years old and from Ireland. I like to spend time out doors . Dealing with colitis hasn’t been easy but to be honest I like to make jokes about it as I find it a lot easier to deal with it and it makes people laugh. All my friends and family and girlfriend are very supportive and they know I’m a real fighter when it come to my UC
Had some bloody diarrhea a lot of pain and cramping but now bleeding has stopped and I’m started to have solid stools again.
Dean’s UC Story
So on Sunday night I was admitted to hospital with a flare up.
I was having about 10-15 bowel movements a day and some which were bloody and quiet painful!
Since diagnosed last year I was put on asacolon, 6mp remicaid prednisone, predfoam enema, lanzaprozol. For months I was managing just with remicaid and asacolon. I had infusions every 8 weeks and was doing fine. Since being admitted on Sunday I have started taking 6mp again and salofalk enama, has anyone else tried this before and has it worked? I’m due to have my next remicaid infusion in 3 weeks but I asked my doctor to switch me to humira and I will be having this next week, I’ve heard some good things about the drug. Personally I think it would be better for me as I constantly have to leave work for my infusions and it’s just annoying and gets in the way!
Has anyone else had a good experience with humira?
I will be taking the pen every 2 weeks and I was wondering is it painful to take? I have made a big improvement so far with no bleeding and solid stools. I’m switching to oral steroids today and if all goes well I can go home tomorrow! When I was feeling fine I started to try some foods. I tried some apples and peas and well let’s just say I paid for it the next day! I could actually see the green skin in with the stool so It didn’t digest. I normally stick to a low fiver diet and that works fine for me.
I eat breads, patatoes, and fresh meats, eggs etc. Has anyone else tried some other diets that might be of use? I was thinking of trying gluten free foods to try improve symptoms or I’ve also heard of a specific carbohydrate diet which people find good. So I suppose any advice at the moment or any other suggestions you guys might have I would be delighted to hear them !!
Remicaid worked but took 3 infusions to have a solid bowel movement.
After having my c diff infection I started taking alflorex probiotics which I think are only available in Ireland and the my work quiet well I still take them as they do no harm! Pred obviously works but I hate the side effects just like everybody else
written by Dean
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Hi guys, my name is Dean and I am 21(in 2015:). I’ve had UC now since February so still all new to me. I’ve been through a lot so far but hoping to find recovery at some stage.