Ulcerative Colitis Diary: Week Eight On Prednisolone
Posted by DeadAnarchistPhil on March 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 [Now six weeks], then cut down by one tablet a week each week over the next four [Now three] weeks.
Day 50 Tue 8th March 2011: Ccmpletely forgot to do it this day, but on the whole things were normal. (4/10)(6/10)
Day 51 Wed 9th March 2011: Had to strain when I was on the toilet, not had to do that for a long time! But still, the best it’s been for a while. OCT/D and low mood still there. (3/10)(7/10)
Day 52 Thu 10th March 2011: (Forgot this day) ()()
Day 53 Fri 11th March 2011: Went twice today, no change in it though, it’s still good. Had some cramps though. OCD still there but not so bad. (3/10) (6/10)
Day 54 Sat 12th March 2011: Been to the toilet, it was normal, well 99% normal, it aint perfect but it’s better than how it was. Only went once, but have cramps and may have to go again.) (3/10)(6/10)
Day 55 Sun 13th March 2011: Woke up late, but my sleeping pattern is staying consistent for the time being. I didn’t go to the toilet again yesterday, not been today either and it’s 2:22am! Only minor cramps, nothing bad really. My scalp is still itchy but not as a much as before. OCD not that bad but still feel low.
Went to the toilet, I have to say… you know you have UC when you’re happy to see a normal bowel movement! It’s so good to be in the toilet for only 15 minutes at the most instead of three-quarters of an hour at the least! (3/10)(6/10)
Day 56 Mon 14th March 2011: Not much trouble today, haven’t been to the toilet yet, have no cramps but I feel tired. Then again, I feel tired every day.
Fell asleep for two hours because I was tired. OCD and anxiety aint been that bad. Went to the toilet and twas normal.
So today I tried beef for the first time in months! I had a beef curry, to see if beef affects me. Though I don’t think anything will show while I’m still on the prednisolone. I think I was a little premature in trying this today, I will leave the foods alone untill I am off the steroids, that way I can tell if something really sets UC off without the steroids dampening things. (2/10 )(5/10)