Colitis

Question:

What type of colitis do you have? Please share your experience with symptoms, diagnosis, and treatments. Submit Your Comment

Comment from: Elizabeth, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: May 24

I had ischemic colitis and was very sick. I was in critical care for at least 6 weeks, I was close to death. I couldn’t eat solid food for a long time. I did get better but I worry that it could happen again. I had part of my colon removed.

Comment from: Sallie, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: March 27

I have ulcerative colitis. About 9 years ago, like most, I had symptoms of cramping, diarrhea, bloating, vomiting, etc. I was very sick, and was thinking I had the flu. I was taking care of my mom’s dogs while she was moving out of state. My hubby came to visit on the weekend, and he found me with a high fever and called 911. I spent almost 2 weeks in the hospital. They poked and poked me until the 7th day and they finally said I have ulcerative colitis. Oh, I also had no iron or magnesium in my blood. Anyway, I take one medication 3 times a day (mesalamine 800 gm). I started having flares up again. I have basically given up most of fried foods, salads, and pork. I eat chicken, fish, brown rice, yogurt and wheat bread, and a low fiber diet. I drink lots of water. My gastroenterologist just retired; that makes 5 doctors in 4 years. I am waiting to see another new doctor two months out.

Comment from: Bunty, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: March 03

I have terrible burning all over the stomach from colitis, nausea, and not much of an appetite. I feel lethargic and the burning goes up also.

Comment from: Jennean , 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: January 12

My colitis started out with severe pain, the pain is so bad you wish for death. Sweating and hot one minute than cold the next. When done I lie on my bed or floor, so whipped out, I have no energy and am shaking. I am still learning about this disease. I had a colonoscopy to find I have colitis. I am gaining weight, not losing weight like most are saying. I don’t know why I am gaining weight.

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