Ulcerative Colitis Diary: Week Three On Prednisolone
Posted by DeadAnarchistPhil on February 8, 2011
Green = How well I feel 1 being the best and 10 being the worse.
Blue = Depression. Again, on a scale as above.
Treatment for: Ulcerative Colitis.
Medication, Direction and Course as follows:
Prednisolone : Take four 5mg Tablets daily for four weeks, then cut down to one tablet a day each week over the next four weeks.
Day 15 Tue 1st Feb 2011: 6:43AM I think I’m having a bout of mania right now! I still haven’t been to bed and I just feel awake, and a sort of odd feeling, inhibited, like nothing matters, though I can still feel things. Mostly annoyance at not being asleep, I seem to be more talkative too. I’m not happy, more neutral, but no happiness, not like last time. This is the second time I felt like this while being on Prednisolone. Granted it’s not the same as last time, but I don’t have them in this frequency without them. I’m still hungry, despite having nearly a full plate of fries. And I found out peeing more often on these tablets is normal. No bloating and no need to go to the toilet, though I may hit the hay in a few mins.
Ah, I’m bombing now, down we go… (4/10) (5/10)
Woke up at 2PM feeling bloated and tired after getting to sleep at 9AM. Ended up feeling bloated for most of the day, then went to the toilet in the evening and had a bad time! I went 6 times and bled with lots of straining. I haven’t eaten anything I shouldn’t have, which just shows how random UC can be! It’s why it’s so hard to tell what foods cause what. However, when I went first time things were more formed, which is good! Things just gradually got worse as time went by. Had another shower and went to bed. (6/10) (6/10)
Day 16 Wed 2nd Feb 2011: Woke up at 3:30AM, couldn’t sleep and felt the UC ill/sick feeling, also had a headache coming on, so I went down stairs for an hour took some Co-dydramol (pain-killer) and had something to eat and waited for it to work. Went back to bed and didn’t sleep an hour properly, I kept waking up all the time, I just can’t sleep, even though I’m tired. I ended up getting up at 10AM, despite my best efforts to sleep. This is the Prednisolone, it has to be, I haven’t felt like this in a long while. Not feeling so bad now, but tired! (7/10) (7/10)
Day 17 Thu 3rd Feb 2011: Not been to bed long, slept about three hours, woke up with a rapid heartbeat and couldn’t get back to sleep again. So now it’s 6:05 an I feel fucked. Went to sleep around 10AM and woke up at 3PM, still feel tired and have a rapid heartbeat on and off. Feel bloated and should go to the toilet later. Went to the toilet, but didn’t do much. (5/10) (6/10)
Day 18 Fri 4th Feb 2011: Went to bed at around 7AM, woke up at 7PM! Caught up on that sleep I lost earlier in the week, but I still feel tired. Not been to the toilet and feel a little bloated. Still having a rapid heartbeat. (5/10) (5/10)
Day 19 Sat 5th Feb 2011: Well, woke up around 5:30PM, went to the toilet not long after, for the first time in a while, no blood, and it’s looking more formed too! Progress! I hope it stays that way. I’m getting sick of eating Muffins, Carbs, Pork and Eggs! I started to get spots on my shoulders and chest. Rapid heartbeat still present and so is wonky sleeping times. (6/10) (5/10)
Day 20 Sun 6th Feb 2011: Been up all night, wrote a blog, have some gut ache, that’s about it. Felt hungry so I had some fries, um… as I said, sick of eating Carbs! Especially Potatoes! Going to sleep soon. (7:24AM). Woke up 6PM, had some tea, and ended up going back to bed because I was really tired. Stayed a sleep untill 1AM. Have some pain in my left side, that’s about it. (6/10) (5/10)
Day 21 Mon 7th Feb 2011:Still have pain in my left side. After getting up at 1Am-ish, came down stairs and not done much. I may stay awake all day now, try to fix my sleeping pattern.
I’m still awake at 11:24AM and I haven’t been to bed. Not been to the toilet though I’m expecting to later. No bloating, though I did have some before. I start week four tomorrow, that will be the last week I have full doses of Prenisolone, after that I go down to one tablet a day for four weeks. So far things have progressed slowly, things have improved, but I think I will require a longer time on the full dose, and maybe more to speed up the recovery. Then again, I don’t want to push things too fast and make myself ill in other ways. I’ll have to see the Doc this week to talk about it, but I don’t want to go out. I missed by blood test last week because of my sleeping pattern being tits up! We’ll see what happens.
I ended up falling a sleep for two or three hours, I just couldn’t keep my eyes open. I’m assuming this will affect my sleeping pattern some more again! (5/10) (5/10)
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