I was diagnosed in November 2011. I’m from Los Angeles, CA and recently bought a home and got married (this is what I think made my UC come out).
The Motorcycle Rider’s Colitis:
My name is Edgar, 34 years old, and I was diagnosed with UC about a month ago. The messed up thing was that I was misdiagnosed: first it was a hemorrhoid, then they said it was diverticulitis, but finally after a having a colonoscopy it was confirmed I had ulcerative colitis EVEN AFTER telling them I was bleeding from my butt! I guess the hardest thing was the everyday life activities I was stopped from because of UC. Going to work, to the mall, or just out riding my bicycle was ruined by an embarrasing restroom break. One of the most suckass things was going to take a whiz and end up having some bloody poop come out. So, when I went to the doctor and got my colonoscopy I was prescribed Colazal at 750mg but I had to take 3 pills 3 times a day. I thought it was a lot to take since I did not want to kill off my liver but it seemed to work as long as I changed a few things of what I ate. To begin with, I stopped eating gassy foods like beans and peanuts plus absolutely no alcohol. So, since the beginning of my symptoms, which is around September 2011, I have been alcohol free (which sucks cause I miss drinking) but found out that when I did try to drink I would bleed more. I did not even drink a lot and when I did, it was like rum & coke or a cold beer. Now that I’ve changed my eating habits and stopped my drinking plus taking all these meds my life changed completely but no blood yet. Does anyone have a problem with drinking and UC? I have a follow up doctor appointment in February to see if I’m in remission. Hopefully it all goes well and i’ll keep you guys posted.