Hello everyone! My name is Mariel and I am 22 years old. I live in San Diego and graduated a year ago with a Finance degree. I am a very loving person and love to be surrounded by family and friends.
Some more about me:
I grew up in Mexico City and moved here when I was 12 years old. I am very lucky to be trilingual! (English, Spanish, and Hebrew)
Symptoms I’m Dealing with:
diarrhea, blood, mucus, nausea, fatigue, cramping
New to UC and Want Remission Soon!
After over a month of complaining to my general doc about diarrhea, blood and mucus, I had my colonoscopy in February 2013 and doc couldn’t determine if it was either Cronh’s or UC. Anyway he put me on Asacol HD and Canasa. After a couple of weeks I was feeling much better, I wasn’t going as often to the bathroom, and the blood had decrease. I had improved a lot, but not reached remission, that the doc considered decreasing the dose on the Asacol. A week before I reduced the dosage, all my symptoms came back full on. Diarrhea, mucus, blood, urgency, nausea, it is HELL!
My GI wanted to put me on steroids and I refused so i decided to try alternative medice.
Anyway I am now seeing a Chinese doc who put me on a strict diet and gave me some teas. It has been two weeks ever since i started taking teas, and stop taking my meds (i felt like they just weren’t doing a difference) and i still feel the same. I cant sleep at night since I wake up with A LOT of urgency to go to the bathroom at least 4 times a night. I feel very weak, emotional, and hopeless.
Even though I have not seen a big improvement with the Chinese doc I trust in him very much for him to not only cure me, but end this disease!!! I just need to be patient! I talked to 2 girls who had same symptoms and they are all cured after this doc helped them! One of them even celebrated her bday with champagne!
does any body have some insight on alternative medicine? or even on reducing amount of mucus? It’s ridiculous the amount of mucus i release! it scares me! oh and I also have tried Acupuncture and feel like it has made a huge difference with the cramping.
Asacol HD worked for the first 4 months, afterwords it made no difference whatsoever
Canasa suppositories worked wonders although with the urgency it was hard to keep them in :S
written by Mariel