Skip to content
Colitis and Diverticulitis
avatar
Tontonk posted:
Hi. I am sick and in pain, and new to the disease and to the community discussions. I was diagnosed in April after a little pain that I considered minmal, but had lots a blood in stool and diarreah. Stayed in hospital for six days. Sent home with tramadol, Lialda, and prednisone. I improved quicklym with just a little pain sometimes.

I started feeling bad again, so stopped taking meds. I began taking slippery elm and tumeric. Stopped bleeding completely for a week. However, now all of the pain is back, but this time I am constipated and have severe stomach cramps that sent me to the ER.

CAT scan showed nothing new or improved. I hate feeling so bad! It Lately I've been skipping a lot of meals simply to avoid abdominal pain. Any suggestions?
Reply


Spotlight: Member Stories

Diagnosed with Crohns in June 2009. Had a resection in October 2009. In the process of healing and trying to learn how to not cause flare-ups. Am on R...More

Helpful Tips

Assistance for Medical Expenses
Many with a diagnosis of Crohn's or Colitis are unable to work or enjoy many social or physical activities. The burden of paying medical ... More
Was this Helpful?
22 of 28 found this helpful

Report Problems With Your Medications to the FDA

FDAYou are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.