Ulcerative colitis & weight gain. HELP ME
Hello. My name is Jevgeni. I am 24 years old. I am from Estonia. Sorry for my English, but i realy need help. Anyone who can give me some info or share their own experience, please help me. In novermber 2009 i was diagnosed with Ulcerative colitis. 2 mouths i had mucus and a few mount of blood in my stool 4-6 times in day. The doctor prescribed me Salazopyrin 16/11/2009. The colonoscopy was 19/11/2009. I took 2 tablets in the evening of 16/11/2009. Next morning i had not already mucus and a blood. I had stool without mucus and blood untill 23/11/2009. 23/11 I went to shop to buy some food i decided to call a doctor. I told her what i do not want to take tablets. She started to scream and told me that i will take it hole life. It was a big stress for me. 2 hours later the mucus appeared in stool.
After that i called her again and told that stress caused new flare up. She told that it is not possible. She told me that Salazopyrin is not more effective. And gave me Pentsa oral and rectal treatment. I continued to take Salazopyrin. After 1.5 weeks i had stool 2-4 in day with mucus and blood. Then i started to take Pentasa. Rectal Pentasa had a bad influence on me (gases and abdominal distention). I stopped to take rectal Pentasa and took only oral Pentasa 3 gramms per day. After 1 week i had stool 2-4 times in day and small amount of blood and mucus. But
31/12/2009 i had no stool at all. (1 time while 4 mouths ). It have been best day while 4 mounts. Next 4 days i have stool 1 time in day without mucus and blood. I thought it started total remission, but 4/12/2010 in the evening i ate dried apricots and after 2 hours i had a diarrhea. After that Pentasa stopped work. 28/01/2010 i have started to take rectal Asacol.
So from 28/01/2010 i took 3 gramms of Pentasa and 500 mg Asacol rectal on night. I took it until the end of February. Each day. I have stool 3-5 times, blood and mucus still were in stool. It was worse before i started take any drugs. Drops of blood .... I decided to take Candles from hemorrhoids. The drops of blood missed. But mucus still were and some blood too.
09/03/2010 i started to take Salazopytin again. Nex 3 days i have stool 2 time in day without blood and mucus. On third day in the evening blood appear again, but count of mucus was minimal. And so
After that i took 3 gramms of salazopyrin and 1 rectal Asacol (500mg). 3 days of remission after that 2-4 days small mount of blood and mucus again.
In march my weight was 59.1 kg. I started to run and body building in gym. The gym and running gave me strong brown feces (****). 3 days remission 3 days small mount of blood and mucus. Stool 0-3 times per day. (average 1-2 per day)
23/04/2010 i decided to start Asacol orally (2.4 grams per day), but effect was less than from Salazopyrin. Stool 2-4 times. Appeared diarrhea, but not always. Count of mucus more. After 1 week: 2-3 days no blood and mucus but stool 2-3 times. 3 days remission after again 3-4 days mucus and blood.
Weight is till 59.1 kg. Use rectal Asacol day after day or 1 day use and 2 rest from rectal.
08/05/2010 i bought the car and the picture gone bad. 09/05/2010 blood appeared.
12/05/2010 i started use Salazopyrin again and Asacol rectal every day. Appeared diarrhea. 12/05/2010 green diarrhea, 13/05/2010 green diarrhea 10 times. 14/05/2010 4 time only small mount of mucus, 15/05/2010 stool 2 times without blood and mucus. ....18-19/05 stool 1 time without blood and mucus (use Asacol rectal from 12/05 every day, Salazopyrin 3 gramms per day)
20/05 Appeared blood and mucus (in the morning stool 3 times). 19/05 repaired car(may be was little stress) WEIGHT IS 58.1 kg. Still going into gym (4 time per week Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday). 20/05 in the morning after i saw blood and mucus stopped any medical treatment. 20/05 in the evening stool without blood and mucus, 21/05 stool 2 time without blood and mucus, 22/05 no stool at all, 23/05 in the morning stool 2 time, appear small count of blood and mucus. Decided to go next without medical treatment. I feel that weight is grow. I have happy face. Go to shop by foot and started rain. I was in light clothes, wind was hard. I went home and after 20 min the big amount of mucus appeared. 3 times. I was really in stress.
My question is that medical treatment does not allow me to gain weight. After stopping taking drugs i gained 0.5 kg in 4 days.
Now taking again Salazopyrin, and Asacol rectal. Feel much better (stool 1-3 times, small mount of mucus and blood) but weight goes down !!!!!!!!!!!!!
HELP ME. In January and February i felt worse and took Pentasa, but weight was 59.1 and did not go down. When i have stool 0-2 times per day and practically no blood and mucus weight goes down. I eat regularly and normal count of food.
HOW CAN I GAIN MY WEIGHT ????? PLEASE HELP. I am look like skeleton. =((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((( (((((((
I always gained my weight with a gym, now I do not know that to do. I want to decrease rectal Asacol (1-2 times per week) and take Salazopyrin 1-2 gramms per day to gain my weight. And i want to try Salofalk, i read that it helps good and people can gain weight.
Waiting for your answers.
Last edited by Jevgeni; 05-30-2010 at 03:14 PM.