Nasty flare up

Nearly three out of four ulcerative colitis (UC) sufferers (73 percent) responding to a new nationwide survey say not feeling well has become a normal part of life. Furthermore, they describe UC as disruptive when it comes to their relationship with a spouse (64 percent), their sexual relations (75 percent) and their emotional state (82 percent).
How do you cope with colitis ? Are you struggling with the emotional effects ? Even if a problem shared isn't a problem halved it may help to discuss it with people in the same situation.
Post Reply
Active member
Posts: 1
Joined: Sat Oct 22, 2016 6:59 pm

Nasty flare up

Post by Reikiran »

Hi I'm new to the forum.
I've had UC since 1998 with only a few mild flair up a year. A few weeks ago I started a mild flare up with mucus and a little blood, but in the last week the bleeding has got really bad and the prednisolone suppositories are not working. I've phoned the bid nurse but they said they thought it would settle in a week or so. I'm scared, I've had violent bursts of needing th loo with explosive mucus mixed with blood. I feel really shaken and think I'm dying! Is this normal for an attack of UC?

Power poster
Posts: 217
Joined: Wed Aug 25, 2010 6:07 pm

Re: Nasty flare up

Post by philayl63 »

Hi, unfortunately these are the symptoms of UC, you might need steroid tablets instead of the suppositories, I always found the suppositories wouldn't stay in when having a bad flare up. You are definitely not dying, you will feel washed out with the continual running to the loo which will make you feel low. Go and see your doctor and ask for the steroids, then chase stoma nurse to get you an appointment with the specialist, he may need to change your meds. Phil

Power poster
Posts: 1596
Joined: Fri Apr 15, 2011 9:51 am
Location: Rochdale Lancs

Re: Nasty flare up

Post by Karencraig »

or even your IBD nurse, Phil.

Phil's right - take control, get in touch, chase. And don't put up with symptoms not healing.

Agree, it is normal for UC. Bowel is too inflamed to hold anything, so works overtime.

EX UC sufferer,surgery on 1 March 2012!!! Marvin (Stoma) became my life enhancer.

Post Reply