I’ve recurrent episcleritis, a migrating polyarticular arthritis, and a leukocytoclastic small-vessel vasculitis. I switched to Entyvio in Nov 2016. I’ve been on sulfasalazine, Apriso, and Lialda, and now back to sulfa (dose recently doubled).
My husband feels defeated. Currently he is experiencing bloody, mucus diarrhea. Some days he says it feels like hot lava coming out. He goes to the restroom 15+ times a day ,although some times it just ends up being gas.
Intro: I was diagnosed with UC, January 13, 2015 immediately after my colonoscopy. My symptoms started to appear the previous year, first in July – blood was present in my stool for one week, and then it went away. My second flare-up happened in October and it lasted for 3 weeks. Still I ignored it, I thought I was just stressed because I had houseguests.… Read More »First Month with Ulcerative Colitis
Introduction: Wrote once before about my son who has severe UC. It had been 1 1/2 years since on set of UC. He has been on Apriso, Imuran, suppositories, prednisone for almost this entire time, each time working his way down on predinose, getting below 15 and UC getting worse each try. Starting back on 40 again. Now they have put him on Humira, 40… Read More »No End In Sight
Struggles with Doctors Hi, I wrote in a while back. I’m the guy that was deployed w/ Ulcerative Colitis symptoms. I got back and was diagnosed w/ UC. I had a terrible Dr, the medical group on base has since found me a new outstanding Dr. in another town. Previous Doc had starts me on apriso and prednisone. Turns out he documented things incorrectly, didn’t… Read More »Struggles with Military, Doctors and Weather