My name is William, I am 19 years old and live in England, currently studying sports management at Bournemouth University. Recently diagnosed around 3 weeks ago.
Some more about me:
From England, play tennis and regular gym goer. Like keeping fit and healthy, currently at university and refusing to let it affect my degree!!
Symptoms I’m Dealing With:
Bleeding, loose stool, neck pains, headaches, incontinence (embarrassing for anyone of any age) Stomach craps when I haven’t eaten, currently taking 6 asacol pills per day and paracetamol for the pain. Used Immodium once but that put me in bed the whole of the next day…. not the best of ideas.
Recently Diagnosed and at University
My name is William, I am 19 year olds and currently in my second year at Bournemouth University in England. I was diagnosed with UC just over 3 weeks ago now, and i had light symptoms for a month before that, so I got it diagnosed pretty quickly! I am definitely glad I did. I have to say for someone my age who is used to intense gym training regimes and has played tennis for 15 years at a highly competitive level, I hate the idea of having to be house bound. I was diagnosed with a bowel disorder called hirchsprungs disease when I was born which made the early years of my life tough. Now I have a double whammy of diseases!! But you can’t just give up, no one should just give up. Im in the early days of flare up and who knows how long ill be in it for, but i still play tennis, lightly and low intensity, but nevertheless, im still standing. Its really inspiring hearing how people are symptom free now and I hope to be there soon and get my life fully back on track!
This site was scary at times, seeing how long it can take to get into remission, especially for someone who has only recently diagnosed, but it is also fantastic, especially when I am low, because I know that I am not alone, and I know that there are people who are struggling even more than me, therefore I wish them all of the very best and keep going! We will all be living normal lives again soon!
I first got neck pains and severe headaches 2 days ago, does anyone else find that they have this? I’m not sure if I am just getting the flu because I have been feverish in bed the last couple of nights, maybe because my currently low immune system!
Currently on Asacol 6 tablets per day.
Was prescribed asacol foam enema but that made me extremely sick.
written by William
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