Ulcerative Colitis Diary: Week Eleven On Prednisolone
Posted by DeadAnarchistPhil on April 5, 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 71 Tue 29th March 2011: (Been normal today, not much to report besides a low-mood still.
Went to the toilet, was normal. I pushed it today! I had another Big Mac for my tea, seeing as no one had gone shopping again and someone was going so I had a Big Mac. We’ll see how it affects me. (2/10) (6/10)
Day 72 Wed 30th March 2011: Went to the toilet twice today, which is something I havent done very often for the last two weeks. Both times it was normal, but I two motions with the second, the second wasn’t that formed and I actually had some abdominal tenderness. Maybe eating that Big Mac was a bad idea! I hope this is just a blip.
Did some light exercise, back strengthening, press-ups, squats, punching with weights in hand, stretching and walked on the treadmill for six minutes. During it and after I felt sick! And that was only light, I also felt abdominal twinges! I hope this doesn’t happen every time! (2/10) (6/10)
Day 73 Thu 31st March 2011: Went to the toilet not long after getting up, 1pm, and it’s less formed but still in the bracket of ‘normal’. Again, hoping this is just a blip and not a result of that Big Mac I ate!
Still feel funny inside, not sure if it was the Big Mac, Exercise or low-mood! We’ll see.
Did some more exercise, but only gentle, to increase my back-strength and over all muscle-strength. Felt sick and dizzy after it. Mood still low. (2/10)(7/10)
Day 74 Fri 1st April 2011: Things have gone back to normal.
Mood still low. (2/10) (7/10)
Day 75 Sat 2nd April 2011: Went to bed at 6am this day, I had a panic attack of sorts, the first time since 2006. Luckily I can control them, I just breathed through my nose normally and tried to relax. It made me feel better but didn’t get rid of the tightness in my chest fully. But it worked to a degree because I fell asleep.
The quality of sleep itself wasn’t that good either, I kept waking up and dreamed it was the end of the world, everyone seemed to be calm about it for some reason! I woke up at 12:30pm and had something to eat while I took my tablets. Then I went back to bed and slept untill 6pm. Still felt shitty when I got up.
Went to the toilet twice! Had the urgency feeling the second time. Still OK though. (2/10) (7/10)
Day 76 Sun 3rd April 2011: Woke up late after staying up to 9am! Woke at 1am and took tabs and then went back to bed. Woke up at 8pm.
Toilet visit was normal and mood still low. (2/10) (7/10)
Day 77 Mon 4th April 2011: Went back to bed at 12am, I was so tired and just fucked off I need to get away from everyone and everything. Didn’t sleep at all, just rested for an hour or so and then got back up again.
Still feel tired and fucked off, more than I have for a while. I find it funny (I don’t actually, I find it annoying), I was planning to do my full exercises again today, and I get this wave of demotivation! A feeling of lethargy, misanthropy and a feeling of Nihilism coupled with sadness and Nihilism. I’m sick of this mindset, OCD or whatever it is, it’s sending me mental!
OK, just read that back, that’s enough of that! (2/10) (8/10)