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My UC Was Finally Controlled

RandellIntroduction:

Hello All,
Methylprednisolone finally stopped my UC Flareup!!!
I wanted that line first b/c maybe it will help others.
My name is Randell and I was diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis in 1992. I work in the Engineering field which is one of the most stressful jobs there are. Always deadlines on top of deadlines. And of course the budget has to be met on that date or it’s a double whammy on your career and even your own self appreciation.

Some more about me:

I had some friends that tried to embarrass me – which let me know who my true friends are. A blessing in disguise.

Symptoms:

I had Bleeding for 3 months followed by explosive watery diarrhea and stomach pain/cramps.

My UC Was Finally Controlled

My `flareups’ have been limited to occasional bleeding which I would take Rowasa Enemas over the past 20 years and the bleeding would go away. Well, this time the bleeding stayed for 3 months and when I finally got it stopped the major `flareup’ with explosive diarrhea/stomach cramps started! Wow talk about a life changer. The ER Dr. put me on Prednisone but that didn’t help. My Family Dr. put me on Methylprednisolone…AND THAT WORKED!!! Along with our prayers of course. I have been diarrrhea free for 2 days and counting. Stomach cramps are dissipating as well. Having this major Flareup really opened my eyes as to the dibilitating effects of this disease. We need to have a voting block as this disease should be recognized as a disibility. It is not just an embarresment to have to run from the back of a stores parking lot to the restroom it’s dangerous. I truly believe that handicap placards should be used for people with this disease. Another note is that I used Probiotics and ate `soft foods’ only for the entire 3 weeks, but it was as soon as I used the Methyprednisolone that my symptoms started clearing. Happiness is a solid stool!!!

Good Luck to everyone on this site as when I found this site it was a life changer as well. I read some of your stories and it made me change my attitude and for the first time confront the fact taht I have UC and I have to learn to live with it as normal as possible. Don’t let this disease beat your life!! Have the attitude that, hey, I am eating, maybe not cheeseburgers but I am eating, I am alive – bc I can eat bananas and drink water and they are good for me! God Bless you all for being my Rock!!!i

Medications:

Cortisone enemas – didn’t work
Asacol – didn’t work
Rowasa Enemas – controls the bleeding very good
Prednisone – didn’t work on the `flareup’
Methylprednisilone – WORKED! on the `flareup’!!!

written by Randell

submitted in the colitis venting area




Methylprednisolone

6 Responses to My UC Was Finally Controlled

  1. Wendy
    Wendy May 7, 2013 at 7:09 am #

    That’s really immature of other people to make fun of you. Unbelievable. It’s not like you’re in grade five or something. Wow. Even if it was only a couple of people I’m surprised. Stress definitely affects my UC. I don’t work now. My husband does. I am looking for a job I can do from home. Maybe I will eventually remove my colon and I won’t have to worry about it, but I’m trying not to. That’s great you are better on Methylprednisolone. It’s kind of good you know what it is like. Yeah. It is very difficult to work under these circumstances. Also, when you do work with UC, you never know when you’ll have another bad flare and have to miss work again.

    • Randell May 12, 2013 at 3:57 pm #

      UPDATE:
      Thank you all!! :D
      I could not procur any more of that type of steroid and I had a major flareup and had to be hospitalized for a week to get it under control. That steroid is only prescribed for about a week for some reason. ($$$???) So I am on the usual dose or Prednisone for 6 weeks with mesalimine. I believe God controls my destiny and we talk all the time. I am not a perfect Christian but I try and I love God. Having faith is a key, but believing that you are a normal person, no matter what, helps so much. As the Man sang…Be Happy!! I am learning so much more now about life and how it really should be lived.
      Thank You All, it seems as what this world has regressed to is the hatred going around the world right now, it’s all about who can I convince others to hate someone else more than me? Sad but all the conflicts in this world tells the truth.
      btw
      It’s also sad that the narcotics I use oxycontin cost around 15.00 at the pharm, while I know a person I read about in Indianapolis who killed 5 other people at the same time just to procure this type of drug! When I was growing up people used drugs in the 70’s and were frowned upon, looked bad at as social demons…i wonder what those same people think now? with people killing for the drugs? yes some killed others back then but not a widespread epidemic as it is now.

  2. lynne May 7, 2013 at 8:34 am #

    Randell,

    It sure is a humbling disease, isn’t it.

    I’m so glad you’re doing better. I agree: Happiness is a solid stool! Love that! :)

    lynne

  3. bev May 7, 2013 at 4:12 pm #

    Right on Randall!

    :)

  4. bev May 7, 2013 at 4:13 pm #

    Ooops…my bad, I mean right on RandEll…sorry for the misspell my friend.

  5. justine May 7, 2013 at 5:54 pm #

    So glad you’re feeling better. Thanks for sharing! :)

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