This is my story, and my life as i know it at the moment. I have had Ulcerative Colitis since I was 21 years old I will be 40 in February.
I have had flare ups 2 years on 2 years off, my entire life it would seem. I am now at the worst I have ever been the medications and the day’s out of work have increased over the past 3 months or so. I was recommended to have surgery and to take about 20 pills a day for now including hydrocortisone and rowasa, prednisone, 6mp. asacol, flaygal, I have a 3 year old son that sits beside me asking if we can go out and play, and I feel useless because of fatigue. I will most likley get the surgery vs going on bathroom trips every 4 hrs or so.
If anyone knows of any alternatives please let me know? i don’t think there are any new procedures that I may not of heard about.
My Medications: 6 MP SHORT TERM. CANASA for lower colon inflammation. asacol for maintenance therapy.
Thank You, Larry.
Submitted by “Larry” in the Colitis Venting Area
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