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Ima 24year old female and I was diagnosed with uc in january after being admitted into hospital christmas day in excruciating pain. I was put on asacol 2400mg which made everything a million times worse so I stopped taking it. I didnt receive any treatment for a month and now im going through a flare up. From what I have read its a mild flare up..going toilet 8times a day with blood mucus bloating wind, the usual suspects.
ive been commenced on pentassa 2mg a day which is making me bloated and gassy. It also seems to be acting like a laxative. Im not sure if I should persevere or stop taking it now, it hasnt even been a week yet. HELP!!! is this normal?
I really have no patience or fight left in me for this condition. Im the only person in my family with it so they dont understand how awful it makes you feel. Ive stopped eating carbs at its not worth the pain but im not sure if it actually was making a difference because im now having a flare up.
Im also scared for my job, im a paediatric nurse and they're not very fond of me being off sick so frequently. I feel like I have no control over my life its constantly dictated by uc.
I really would appreciate any advice, tips or tricks to get some normality back in my life
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