Ulcerative Colitis Diary: Week Ten On Prednisolone
Posted by DeadAnarchistPhil on March 29, 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 One 5mg Tablet( s) daily for four weeks [Now six weeks], then cut down by one tablet a week each week over the next four [Now three] weeks. Untill I see the specialists in April 2011.
Day 64 Tue 22nd March 2011: Woke up at 8:50am after going to sleep at 4:00am. Back still sore and I feel shitty, I don’t want to do anything but sleep or stare in to space. It’s moods like this that worry me for when I start studying! I just wont be able to take anything in fully because it.
Went to sleep for a few hours because I felt tired and pissed off. Back getting better though) (2/10) (6/10)
Day 65 Wed 23rd March 2011: Went to the toilet twice, it’s all normal. Back is very much better, will start doing the back strengthening tomorrow. Mood still low-ish, but better than yesterday. (2/10) (5/10)
Day 66 Thu 24th March 2011: Didn’t sleep well last night, I lost count of how many times I woke up. I went to bed early but wound myself up when the OCD/T started. It’s going to be one of those days where I don’t want to be around anyone.
Everything else is normal. (2/10) (7/10)
Day 67 Fri 25th March 2011: Low mood again since I woke up. Spent most the day in my room reading.
UC still at bay and everything is normal. I say normal, it isn’t quite 100%, I still have the tiredness you get with UC and the occasional cramp and pain. (2/10) (7/10)
Day 68 Sat 26th March 2011: UC still at bay, toilet visit fine.
I’ve been doing some exercises for my back and warming up the rest of my body for when I start proper exercise. You know you’re fat and out-of-shape when you have to do warm-up exercises for your warm-up exercises, a week in advance!
Mood still low. (2/10) (8/10)
Day 69 Sun 27th March 2011: Despite the fact I went to bed early, 11:30pm, and woke up at 9am, I still feel tired! I think the tiredness is more the result of low-mood than UC. Still feel low.
Toilet visit was normal! Prednisolone do work for me! Which is a good thing, so good to have normal toilet visits! (2/10) (7/10)
Day 70 Mon 28th March 2011: Woke up late after going to bed late, I’m not 100% sure but I think my tiredness is mostly due to low-mood.
Toilet visit was fine!
Mood still low.
The green readings will remain 2/10 untill I can be sure the UC is not causing the tiredness. (2/10) (6/10)