how long dose the medication take before you start to feel better

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only got diagnosed with UC this week after a week in hospital and 10 months of suffering, thought i would feel better as soon as i got home but just want to cry. i need to get back to work.

no one has said how long things take or if the bleeding will stop.

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    Hi Sian.

    It's all pretty new to me too. I've had 2 hospital admissions since diagnosis, not long been out of hospital now. I have quite a physical job and both times have needed about 3-4 weeks rest after discharge from hospital. It will improve but it is gradual and a learning curve at the start. The bleeding will ease off but if does vary from person to person. Make sure you contact your consultant or nurse if it worsens though. I know it's easier said than done but trying to be positive will help. Avoid fruit and veg for now especially things with skins as they're hard to digest. If it's steroids you're on they will make you feel grotty but as you reduce off them your'll liven up again.

    Try not to worry, you'll get through it.

    Take care

    Elaine

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      Thank you Elaine i am not on steroids at the moment and am trying to be positive, i thought i was superwoman and would be back to my old self in a matter of days only came home yesterday.

      Hope you are geting better.

      Thanks for the positve advice.

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      I thought the same when I first came out its def takes a bit of getting used to. I'm surprised your not on steroids if you've only jut come out. Are you an any meds?

      Elaine

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      i am on metza something tablets and a similar named enima at night.they said i have to back in 2 weeks for a check up if this dose not work then steroids may be an option.
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    Hi Sian, I think we all felt like you do when first diagnosed,BUT you will start to feel better and learn to cope with it, both physically and mentally. I was diagnosed a year ago after six months of wrong diagnoses! It does get easier with time,and for me personally it takes 3-4 weeks to start recovering from a flare. Make sure you take your meds,boring I know,but as the days pass you will feel better and better. What meds are you on? Do you take good probiotics too?  Keep positive x
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      i am on metza somethin tablets they are huge and brown also similar named enima at night.i have been 10 months back and forth the gp sent for a berium enima at the start that came back clear. gp said it could be stress.whent for a smear with another gp she spoted that there was something wrong got me to have blood tests and stool samples then it got worse i had lost 2 stone by then so she addmited me to hospital as the gasro specialist,s waiting list was 3 months 
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    I found when I cam out of hospital I was an emotional mess, I usually such a strong person, I have a demanding job where I enforce the law, but I'm not Police, I hadn't actually stayed in hospital since I'd had my children nearly 20 years earlier - it was such a shock, and combined with the meds given in hospital and the steroids prescribed when I came out along with Mesalazine -  I was a mess.. It does get easier though, at first I felt unsupported and even my manager seemed indifferent, I was woried about my job and whether I would return/could return. Fortunatley for me my boss was really understanding and still is. Good luck with it, it will take time, a few weeks or even months, hang in there and do contact your consultant if you feel you are not coping. My Gp is brilliant to and very suportive. All the best. XX
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