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Crampy2000

429d

Hi everyone, I was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis last week. This past week has been the worst it’s ever been, despite now being on prednisolone. I’m up at least 5 times every night with stomach pains and diarrhoea and I am EXHAUSTED. I’ve always had a suspicion my flare ups are highly stress related, so I think maybe the stress of the diagnosis has made things worse? Can anyone else relate to this? I’ve also recently gone through a breakup, so there are lots of thing’s changing in my life right now, which may be a contributor.

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    • KN21

      421d

      @SlipSlide I agree with you. I have also connected with a counselor as I was recently diagnosed with UC in November. They did put me on steroids to control my symptoms. First Flare is difficult always I feel with so many questions and anxiety.

    • SlipSlide

      428d

      We can totally empathize with you! Definitely been in your shoes a number of times…no fun at all. I’m sorry you’re going through this right now. Stress can absolutely contribute to flares, for sure, but definitely isn’t the root cause of your ulcerative colitis. In addition to being in close contact with your GI team and getting into remission with the right medication combo, see if your GI provider or primary care provider can recommend a psychologist or counselor with a background in working with patients with ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s. I’ve benefited immensely from having a counselor as part of my care team.

      • KN21

        421d

        @SlipSlide I agree with you. I have also connected with a counselor as I was recently diagnosed with UC in November. They did put me on steroids to control my symptoms. First Flare is difficult always I feel with so many questions and anxiety.

    • gnome

      429d

      Waking up for a BM is never good! Please let your doctor know so they can adjust your meds and get you feeling better. Stress is definitely a trigger for flares. Not only for primary reasons, but we also tend to not take care of ourselves when we’re stressed (bad food choices, lack of sleep, no water etc).

      • Crampy2000

        429d

        @gnome thanks, I’ll be going back later today to let them know. I’m definitely struggling to keep hydrated, defo something I need to keep on top of!

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