Good question... I dunno what is the answer. I'll do some investigation and get back to you if I discover an answer. You should email the people at Medifast as they probably can help you..
Thank you for your response! (and thanks for the hug!) My sore throat is only getting worse! It is almost absent during the day, and then within a 30 minute period at night, it returns stronger than before. I went to the doctor, and I tested negative for strep throat. I have no fever or nausea and it's unlike anything I have ever felt before, since being sick usually has more than one symptom. If it weren't for the pain, I'd be fine!.
My flare up is a different kind too, now. Usually I just get lots and lots bleeding with slight, but manageable pain, and alternations between constipation and diarrhea. I still have the alternations this time, but it is a LOT more painful and there is only slight bleeding. The doctor agreed to let me try prophylaxis (.
) again, to see if this actually does work!.
All these things are making it sooo hard for me to do well in.
When I signed up for my classes this semester, I was in remission! I feel like this parallels going grocery shopping when you're hungry! You end up getting more than you can handle!! I've had so much to do this weekend, but I've been at the doctors and then in so much abdominal pain in the day and throat pain at night and in mornings. I have also had to stay close to a bathroom, since holding in a UC bowel movement HURTS!!!!!! :'(.
Thank you anyone for.
My rant. I'm hoping the.
Do their magic once more!..
It all works out. Be good to yourself. Something you said struck me: how in the heck do you hold in a UC bm? I have to sprint to the b-room if I have an urge to go! Maybe it's a sign I'm not in remission (I'm not, but am working toward it)..
Anyway - I'm glad the HIV was a scare (I'm with tiredoldgal - be more careful) and be well!..
Hi =) I'm sorry your coming out of remission & your sick =(. I myself have U.C & anytime a person around me is sick, I almost always get whatever that person has. Are you on any immune suppressants?..
Lol, holding in a bm just prevents me from going in my pants or in a car seat. I usually have to rush to the nearest restroom right away. They kind of just come out of nowhere without any warning. I am taking the post exposure prophylaxis medication again as an experiment, and it has now been three days and I THINK it is working already!!! I don't know if this makes any sense, but I feel like it "defragments" my colon..
AND YES!! I will be more careful!! I just have to stand up for myself a little bit now though and say that I probably couldn't have been any more careful. I'm only now.
That there are some very twisted, cruel, sick minded people out there!!!!..
So about the sore throat, I don't know if you are on any immunomodulators for your UC. Since I have been, I get episodes 2 or 3 times a year of a VERY sore throat (to the point I can't.
B/c of the pain). The strep tests always come back negative but I respond great to.
(antibiotic) so my guess is it is a different type of bacteria..
Keep up the positive attitude, I've also done classes w/a flare and I know it can be miserablestay strong!!..
Thank you! I try and be as positive as I can throughout this, and I am good most of the time, but I do have my moments. My least favorite part is having a chronic feeling of being sick without any moments respite. The social aspect is the hardest when I can't be as socially responsive to my friends as I'd like. I have a shorter fuse and am slightly more uninhibited when I talk. I really do not like being "moody", but sometimes I just can't control myself and I may be frank or slightly critical of my friends, which I know isn't healthy..
NEVERTHELESS!!!! I am adjusting and always notice improvement with my attitude to the situation. We are given one life and have to make the most of what we've got. Part of the thrill I see in life is finding a way to manage and triumph over the challenges given. It is not without multiple failures, but as long as I don't give up, I never truly fail, in my eyes!! I had a meeting with my academic advisor today to discuss my double major, and I was feeling so sick and was in the bathroom about 30 seconds before I walked into his office... I have to say that was very hard discussing my future with a guy who totally doesn't care about where I go in life... No one other than empathetic people and people who truly care for me deep down are going to ever pride any sympathy to this situation.
I guess I am.
Too much now, but I am so healthy all of the time and it's so frustrating when I can't do the things I want to do. If I eat a single french fry or any other oxidizing food, my face breaks out in acne, so I almost exclusively eat Medifast food from the produce section. I do rigorous gymnastics 4 times a week, and I go on 15 mile runs about every other week. Since my flare up though, I have been compromised and haven't been able to do any of these things in over a week (yeah I know it could be MUCH worse, so I know I'm lucky) and I am so exhausted in all of my classes that it is hard for me to stay awake even if I get ample.
No one else is able to do anything about my situation though, so I must take the initiative to tough it all out, and I really don't see why I can't do that. It sucks being tired, but it happens! It sucks bleeding all of the time and constantly searching for a bathroom, but there will be moments that I'm in remission and life will be great and uncompromised! Even now I am taking the prophylaxis treatment, and even though it's been 3 days, I *think* I am already noticing an improvement! I swear, if this prophylaxis works a 2nd time, I'm going to be totally thrilled..
OK thank you for.
My novel..... Sorry for typing so much to anyone who read that. I dont know what overcame me, but I just had to get that all out. haha..