Before my scope I was having 10-20 bloody mucusy bowel movements a day and abdominal pain.
Two years ago after my daughter passed I started developing sharp tummy pain and frequent bowel movements. I was seeing a psychologist who told me I had IBS and ulcers, he put me on Nexium and that seemed to help my tummy pain but not the bowel movements. In November 2010 I stopped the nexium and just delt with everything. February 2011 I was drinking pretty heavy and always whiskey, crown and jack mostly. My stomach pain increased horribly and I drank mallox straight out the bottle to try and help. In May 2011 I got married and decided to see a dr. I told her what my psychologist said and she did some stool samples and blood work seen nothing concerning and told me to start taking fiber. That helped with the bowel movements for the most part. In Sept 2011 I got pregnant and my symptoms were not to bad. May tenth I gave birth to my son :) and immediately afterwards diarrhea. About a week later I got the worst stomach ache I couldn’t move, crying in pain. Then bloody stool, I figured the ibuprofen I was taking caused my ulcers to flare so stopped the ibuprofen. Couple days later I passed alot of blood and went to the ER they did a ct scan and told me I had colitis and put me on meds, they didn’t work, a week later back into ER where they did more tests and changed my meds, that er Dr helped me push my referral to see a GI dr and 2 days later seen the GI doc and talked and scheduled my scope. Had my scope 2 days ago that pretty much confirmed Ulcerative Colitis from one end to the other, the pics are pretty bad. So now I know and just working on keeping it gone.
Where I’d Like to be in 1 year:
Mesalamine 3.6G a day
Prednisone 60mg a day
Hydrocortisone Enema 100mg in AM
Mesalamine Enema 4GM in PM
Zoloft 50mg a day
In 2010 Nexium
In 2011 Mallox, Dicyclomine, Prilosec and Tums
First meds was Prilosec and Sucralafate (didnt work)
Then put on Asacol 1200mg a day (didnt work)
Added Prednisone 20mg (didnt work).