I’m Teddy and I am 27 just recently diagnosed with mild ulcerative colitis. First issue I have ever had with my health and it is hitting me hard. I’m from Illinois.
Had two bouts of minor bleeding on stool with two bouts of cramps after the bleeding started. Currently after being diagnosed a week ago bleeding is gone and only minor cramping
I am new to this disease/site and while it has been very helpful it also has given me horrible anxiety. I don’t have most of the symptoms most people have and that scares me that my anxiety is that bad now I can’t even imagine what it will be when this gets worse. I have basically been reading non stop in multiple forums and that only proceeds to freak me out more.
My question is there people out there that only have minor flare ups and the disease stays minor through out or does it always get worse? All I can find is the horror stories and I feel so much for the worst cases as I couldn’t even imagine. I know I am in for the long haul but I am trying to look for some kind of hope or at least something to calm down the anxiety. I recently lost my 24 year old brother to a brain disease still hasn’t been diagnosed. All that adding up I feel like my life is over already because I know this can get worse any day now.
I know many started off on this disease way worse than me and have it way worse now and I can’t believe how strong some of you are. That is something I truly admire. Just combing through all these stories and different forums I can not seem to find very long remissions, minor flares or people that this barely effects. I know if they are out there they usually are not using the forums but anything positive would be appreciated so much.
Currently take 2 Lialda in morning and 1 Canasa suppository at night. I take bosweilla extract, fish oil, vitamin d3, probitoic, and magnesium. Bleeding stopped day after starting the Canasa suppository.
written by Teddy L
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