Well i'm not sure if this is the right forum but it seems to be the cosesty because I need to knwo if i'm getting the right treatment. I am a 19 year old female and was diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis when I was 17.
The thing is is that i'm not entirely sure if this is what I have.
Random bouts of very very bloody diarrhea
I'm always thirsty (but i've been like this my whole life an my grandmother is always worried i have diabetes because of it but the dotors always say i'm fine when they check me lol)
It doesn't seem to matter to much what I eat either. I mean I once ate a mexican taco style pizza and nothing happened and then another time I ate a peanut butter sandwhich and I ran to the bathroom at least 5 times in an hour.
I have had 3 colonoscopies and an endoscopy and in my opnion they just settled with ulcerative colitis cause it seemed the most likely. It just seems to me that if they were sure they wouldn't have needed to do so many tests. I was even slightly anemic for a while because of all the blood loss and now it's acting up again (lots of blood and cramping) after a few months of "remission".
Does this sound like ulcerative colitis or is there another possible diagnosis?
I am currently taking Asacol. 5 pills 3x a day but apparently it isnt doing much. So maybe i should change meds or maybe it's the wrong diagnosis?