I’ve been in a flare for a few months and steadily getting worse.
I’ve had flared before which were luckily cured quickly by prednisone. This is different.
My doctor put me on Lialda and after a month I started getting horrible stomach aches followed by diarrhea. I stopped taking it because I thought it was making me worse and my doctor then put me on prednisone.
Now taking it for 2 weeks with no improvement, I’m starting to lose hope as I seem to feel worse day by day.
My left side often has sharp pains or feels sore. When I bend down I can feel that whole left rib cage area feels sore almost bruised. When I wake up in the morning it’s all I can do to make it to the bathroom and a few times I have not. I mean what lower point is there?
All I think to myself is how can I function like this? Luckily I got taken off work for a few weeks to try and get this under control or idk what I’d do.
The stomach aches are the worst pain followed by immediate diarrhea, stomach gurgling and growling and then of course there’s the blood and mucus. What I’ve found hardest of all is being alone in this.
I’ve told my family and work friends but they don’t get it. I hide a lot of how badly I’m coping and feeling from them. I can’t even find that much about UC online but am really glad I found this forum.
I just want to know, do u fellow UC sufferers deal with these symptoms also? What is normal for us? I’m scared that what is going on is going to develop into something worse. I’ve emailed my doctor as to what to do. The pain on my left side is what scares me, that and just feeling alone in this.
Also, waking up and feeling my stomach growing as if I’ve not eaten in weeks? What is that all about?