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Comment from: skk, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: September 20

I was hospitalized for 4 days with colitis. Tests showed it was viral, no bacterial. I was so dehydrated, my heart was acting strange. They immediately put me on two IVs, Cipro and Flagyl. I'm home now, one week later with 4 different pills prescribed. I am still on the antibiotics, I am also on potassium and magnesium 3 times a day. I have no energy. The medications are causing diarrhea but I have to let that run its course.This is one of the most miserable illnesses of my life.

Comment from: ArkyNana, 75 or over Female (Patient) Published: February 03

My doctor first sent me to a hematologist in an attempt to find out what was causing my diarrhea and weight loss. After several blood tests and CT scans he finally concluded I had some form of chronic disease and sent me for a colonoscopy. That was December 28, 2014. Seems there was some injury to the colon as it was extremely thin. After recovering from that test, I was greeted by a surgeon who said he must operate immediately to repair the colon. So far no one has told me what type of colitis I have.

Comment from: granny, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: April 28

I started eating salmon and pool exercise at the same time. After two weeks I had intense stomach pain and thought it was due to the pool! Colitis, it was. I took 2 antibiotics for 10 days and the pain left most of my stomach but has intensified near my gallbladder. The emergency room doctor says to wait till I see my doctor. Go figure! Yes, I quit eating fish for now!

Comment from: ihavecolitis, 75 or over Male (Patient) Published: March 21

For my treatment of my colitis, I only drank coconut milk, and ate coconut milk ice cubes for three years. Now, three years later, in fact I still have colitis.

Comment from: TL, 75 or over Female (Caregiver) Published: May 18

I wonder if it is okay for a person over 85 to be given antibiotics for colitis.

Comment from: Miserable, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: January 10

I initially thought I had a stomach virus, but after a month the symptoms had not gone away. I was miserable with uncontrollable diarrhea, stomach cramps, intestinal cramps, fever, fatigue, dizzy spells, hot flashes, mental confusion, and a facial rash. I went to a gastroenterologist and he did a colonoscopy. Luckily, he had done a biopsy or he would have never known I had collagenous colitis, in an otherwise normal-looking colon.


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