Ulcerative Colitis Diary: Week Four On Prednisolone
Posted by DeadAnarchistPhil on February 15, 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 22 Tue 8th Feb 2011: Went to bed early yesterday, around 10PM, slept untill 5AM when I woke up. Was a wake for half an hour when I had to go to the toilet. Went four times, no blood, becoming more formed, but still have involuntary straining. I’m getting sick of my limited choice of food, I dreamed I was eating beef burgers last night, then realised I was eating them and had to stop eating! Hopefully my sleeping pattern will stay constant now for at least a month.
Can’t keep my eyes open, going to bed, it’s 7:30pm. (4/10) (6/10)
Day 23 Wed 9th Feb 2011: Woke up at 2AM and can’t get back to sleep, don’t want another day of tiredness, but I’m expecting it. So far don’t feel too bad, no cramps or bloating, just a funny feeling, and that’s to do with being up so damn early!
I’m feeling tired again, can’t think straight and have that Nihilistic feeling again. And it’s only 8:23AM!
I went to sleep for two hours during the day. Went to bed around 10PM. Only some minor bloating (5/10) (6/10)
Day 24 Thu 10th Feb 2011: Woke up at 7AM, feel a little bloated, will use the toilet later at some point.
Went to the toilet but didn’t have much. But have to say, been the most formed it’s been for a long time! Not had any blood either! Going to bed at 10PM, am knackered! (4/10) (6/10)
Day 25 Fri 11th Feb 2011: Woke up at 7:10AM, felt a little bloated but now the feelings subsided. Not been to the toilet yet, but considering I haven’t, I don’t have much discomfort!
I went to the toilet and it was better formed again, no blood and I only went three times! Not so much abdominal pain afterwards either! Things are getting better!
Went to bed at 10:15pm. (4/10) (5/10)
Day 26 Sat 12th Feb 2011: Woke up at 5:50AM, came down, had some muffins. Don’t feel that bad today, though I do feel tired still.
Felt a little off throughout the day, my OCD and Anxiety have gotten worse over the last few days, and it’s really annoying me! Went to bed at 10:30PM. (5/10) (6/10)
Day 27 Sun 13th Feb 2011: Woke up at 6:05AM, had to go to the toilet and things have gone back to square one again. It wasn’t formed and I bled. Seeing as I haven’t eaten anything I shouldn’t have, I can only assume it’s my mood caused by the OCD and Anxiety. (Though my numbers are in the middle on the depression scale that doesn’t mean they weren’t higher than that at some point during the day. I usually just take an average for that day.) I don’t think I’m ever going to be free of them!
Because I was already bleeding I did a very foolish thing, I had some noodles with onions and peppers mixed in with them. I thought it wouldn’t matter as I was already bleeding, and I was sick to death of eating the same foods. We’ll see what happens tomorrow. Bed time was 10:30pm. (5/10) (6/10)
Day 28 Mon 14th Feb 2011: Woke up at 7:20AM, went for some breakfast and then had to use the toilet, it wasn’t formed, but, there was no blood, despite the fact I ate veg! I’m somewhat confused about that right now!
I’m still confused about the lack of blood earlier today! Anyway, I’m feeling fucked off, OCD and Anxiety playing it’s part again! 4PM.
Tomorrow I go down to one tablet a day, the weaning off stage, and as I thought, I’ve not made the progress I needed. I may have to go and see the Doc and ask for an extension of the higher dose. Though I don’t fancy the idea of sitting in a waiting room for 20 minutes only to be in with the Doc a few for 2 minutes! I’ll try to ring up. Went to bed at 11PM (6/10) (6/10)
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