My AutoImmune Disease(s) Story:
Back in April, 2011, I was in the hospital for a week with MRSA, worsened by my Rheumatoid Arthritis. Great, i thought. I had gone 3 years with an autoimmune disease with meds and no flare-ups, and finally it is catching up to me. Little did I know. About a month after I left the hospital, I began bleeding large amounts, and was severely constipated.
Ths constipation somehow turned into diarrhea.
I figured it was just clearing its self out, until a month went by, and continued for 3 more, until my doctor finally indulged my accusations that it clearly was not a viral infection. By this time, at the age of 21, I had pooped my pants more times than I could count, and could no longer take it. After a colonoscopy, they realized I have Ulcerative Colitis, and prescribed me. I figured, excellent, put me on some meds, good to go, lost a quick 25lbs. in the process) I was so wrong. I had to quit my job due to not being able to perform, and have moved in wi th family since I can no longer support myself. All the week before I go back to college (luckily I don’t go away for school…disaster). So far I have noticed no improvement, and continue to feel hopeless. I did not initially realize how much UC would affect EVERY aspect of my life. Most people are understanding, however it is very clear that many people do not believe that I am actually sick, and that I am simply faking some phantom disease. Those close to me have been understanding, and share concern, but I cannot get over this feeling of hopelessness as I continue to sprint to the bathrooms pale faced 10-20x a day. I have considered going on the SCD diet, but am thinking of giving medication a chance first? Any input is very much appreciated.
So far, I have just been on Colazal, and have noticed minimal effects…
Submitted by “Alexi” in the Colitis Venting Area
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