I was diagnosed early February with UC. I am from Peabody, Massachusetts. I am 19 years old and currently a nursing student. UC has greatly changed my life.
Currently I have stomach pain, knee pain, loose stool
I have recently been diagnosed with UC and had no symptoms of even having the condition.
I am a 19 years old Nursing student from Massachusetts. I was at work getting ready to go back to school when all of a sudden my stomach started bothering me. I went to the doctors after a few days and they were really unsure of what it was, so they had me do a few stool samples for testing and still couldn’t find anything. After another week of being really sick-i could barely get out of bed and was always in the bathroom, I finally got an appointment with a G.I doctor.
After I told the G.I doctor what was going on he told me to go the hospital immediately and get a sigmoidoscopy(similar to a colonoscopy but they don’t go up as far). After getting that done, he said that I was really sick-but still did not give my condition a name. After leaving the hospital, they sent me home with prednisone and Aprisa. After being on those medications for a week I was STILL not better. I had really loose stool that was very very bloody.
Then we decided after 3 weeks of being sick to go to the hospital. My body was so dehydrated that they had a horrible time getting the iv in. At first they said I would only be in the hospital over night, well I ended up being there 12 long days. I was getting all different kinds of meds through the iv and my body just wasnt responding to them. Finally after getting out of the hospital on Valentines Day,I am still not feeling better. The doctor has me on Remicade trying to put my case of UC in remission. I have had two infusions so far and still not feeling better. I will say I dont know what I would have done without the support of my family and friends to help me get through this. It is really hard to try and figure out what I’m supposed to eat because of the weird diet that they have me on.
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written by Meagan
Submitted in the Colitis Venting Area