Ulcerative Colitis Questions
I have been navigating a UC diagnosis for about the last 6 months. Previously the stool bleeding was diagnosed as hemmeroidal, but things continued to progress until a colonoscopy revealed serious inflammation in the colon. After a grade 3 diagnosis, the doctors pushed for humira. I tried a very strict, anti-inflammatory diet first, and it helped a lot. Still a little blood in the stool tho. So I tried mesalamine both oral and the suppository. I thought things were improving using b, as the color I saw in the stool was purple rather than red, but doctors said it was still blood and pushed again for humira. I took their advice and am now approaching the 7th injection. I have more bleeding now than ever and I have abdominal pain and urgency. I am definitely in the middle of one of my worst flareups. I had a meeting with my doctor last Friday and brought a sample of the latest stuff coming out of my colon. They analyzed it and said actually, the inflamation markers are down and the test results actually provide evidence that I'm getting better. I sure feel differently in my body, and I'm so confused on what I should do next. Anyone out there have a similar experience and advice? I'm feeling concerned and frustrated.It would help to hear from others who have gone down this path!