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by lozy2002
Wed Jul 05, 2017 6:07 pm
Forum: Coping with Colitis
Topic: How much do you sleep during a flare up
Replies: 1
Views: 3894

How much do you sleep during a flare up

Hi,
I am having quite a nasty flare up just now & been on steroids for a week.
I am sleeping for around 16 hours a day (on and off) & around toilet trips & I am constantly tired - is this normal?
by lozy2002
Tue Jul 04, 2017 10:37 pm
Forum: Coping with Colitis
Topic: First major flare for around 20 years
Replies: 9
Views: 4980

Re: First major flare for around 20 years

Thank you so much for your reply again. Still not much of a change. Felt very slightly better but then I had some food & the pain & nastiness has started again. I don't know whether to reduce my steroids & see what happens or to keep at the higher dose. My GP is very accessible so I know they will e...
by lozy2002
Mon Jul 03, 2017 6:36 pm
Forum: Coping with Colitis
Topic: First major flare for around 20 years
Replies: 9
Views: 4980

Re: First major flare for around 20 years

Thank you. I went back to my GP today who has signed me off & advised me to speak to my consultant again. Unfortunately my consultant is off today but they got an IBD nurse to contact me. She was quite blunt & told me she runs an advise line & isn't there to help in emergencies & if I feel that bad ...
by lozy2002
Sat Jul 01, 2017 7:51 pm
Forum: Coping with Colitis
Topic: First major flare for around 20 years
Replies: 9
Views: 4980

Re: First major flare for around 20 years

The most difficult thing is having no appetite but knowing I need to make myself eat. Yet when I eat I feel ten times worse
by lozy2002
Sat Jul 01, 2017 5:00 pm
Forum: Coping with Colitis
Topic: First major flare for around 20 years
Replies: 9
Views: 4980

Re: First major flare for around 20 years

Thank you for your reply. I went to the hospital today. Within 5 mins of arriving they had me in a room in a gown. They done more bloods etc but my inflammation levels have reduced so they decided to let me go home. Suggested I spk to my consultant on Monday & decide if he wants anything further to ...
by lozy2002
Fri Jun 30, 2017 5:11 pm
Forum: Coping with Colitis
Topic: First major flare for around 20 years
Replies: 9
Views: 4980

Re: First major flare for around 20 years

Thank you so much for your reply. The plan is if not better by tomorrow I am to admit myself via a&e. My own consultant is on call this wkend. It's hard to tell if the tablets are working or not. The frequency is maybe down slightly to 6 or 7 times but the urgency & stomach cramps are horrific. I li...
by lozy2002
Wed Jun 28, 2017 7:09 pm
Forum: Coping with Colitis
Topic: First major flare for around 20 years
Replies: 9
Views: 4980

First major flare for around 20 years

Hi, I am 34 & not had a flare for as long as I can remember. I take a high dose of Asacol & use mesalamine enemas if I don't feel great & it normally works. Since Sunday I have felt awful. Using toilet 6/8 times a day with the most awful cramps, I am totally off my food, feel quite sick too. I went ...