In early July I got bronchitis and was put on prednisone for 5 days. After 3 days of taking it I noticed a lot of blood on wiping and My GP told me to stop the prednisone and never take it again. A few days later runny tummy with mucus started. I was put on the antibiotics Cipro, flagyl, Kantrexil and told to use Smecta (antidiarrheal with diocmectite clay) to help firm up my stools. Nothing helped. f
For a month and a half I suffered with lower back pain, cramping, nausea and runny tummy multiple times a day with mucus - no more blood and lost 10 kilograms. The doc did full blood count, blood sugar, hemocrit and all was normal so he said next step see a GI.
I was terrified I had cancer and got an appointment in Early September. I had a colonoscopy and the GI said he found sores / ulcers and did 3 biopsies of them. Straight after the scope while I was in recovery he said its Ulcerative colitis. The next day he called me and he said hes not sure it is UC but an unspecified colitis - perhaps a form of post infectious IBS that caused these sores and ulcers and I must just take prednisone for a few days and if it helps great and if it doesnt I have not lost anything. I cant take prednisone according to my GP.
I am scared of the UC diagnosis as it is such a terrible disease and its lifelong and progressive, but this diagnosis has given me absolutely no answers on what I actually have or on what treatment options I have.
I dont know what to think, I am really worried!
I have the feeling I am trouble. I attract weirdo's. I am also always attracted to sensitive / artistic men, who seem so sweet and charming in the beginning, but always end up having a myriad of issues. I've had enough. I feel terrible about myself as I'm attracted to the wrong thing. I suppose I've known about this for years, and have tried dating other types of men, but it never works out there...
High temps in the 60's here this weekend with lots of sunshine! Hope you're all having a great weekend!