Hi, my name is Ciaran [42yrs] and I live in Ireland. I’ve just been diagnosed with UC at start of April 2010, after weeks of becoming the best friend to many toilets in my local vicinity.
I am really tired and feeling pretty shocked by it. On meds [pred’s and salazopyrin] and was doing ok until last week when I fell ill [headaches nausea], still off work, thought it flu but seems to be infections according to Doc, who has now put me on antibiotics.
Pretty pissed off with everything at the moment, but delighted to come across the site….Just wanted to find shelter and make contact with people who know what this thing of ours is like as I feel that anyone who doesn’t have UC doesn’t really perceive it as serious…sometimes get feeling that they think that I am not feeling down and ill as I say I am…I am attempting to look into my diet etc but am confused as hell as I went to see dietician who gave me plan of foods but every site I look at had different things…
I would like to hear back from those who have more experience then me in this area and to look at how I might take some control back from those who prescribe, and dole out the meds without counting the costs both financially and psychologically. Once again thanks for the website as it will help me a lot to take care of myself and those around me who I care for.