Hello all. I am still very new to all that is UC. I was diagnosed in July 2018 just 3 days before moving to South Korea. I am living in Sourh Korea now and plan to live here for the rest of my life. I have seen a dr here, but it was only to get a refil prescription for my Pentasa (suppositories).
I think I am in a flare because there is mucus in my stool and sometimes it looks like there is puss when I wipe. I also sometimes see blood when I wipe, but due to my implanon (contraception) I spot a lot. So not sure if it is vagina l blood or anal blood.
My doctor back home only diagnosed me and put me on Pentasa and said to use it every night for a week and then ever 2nd night for a long time until I have no more symptoms (then like 1-2 times a week). I have been using it for every 2 weeks now for a while, because in November and December 2018 I was very sick many times and the doctors here put me on two rounds of antibiotics. I have been using it everynight now for the last week since I googled "what is the white stuff in my poo". I did not know that mucus was one of the symptoms.
I feel really uneducated, confused, tired (like really tired) and alone. The doctors here in my town only speak very little English or nothing at all. My husband usually goes with me, but he will be working every day this week (he works shifts).
So until I find myself a really good English speaking doctor. I really need help.
What can I do???? I am already using Pentata every night. I am trying to do research on anti-inflammatory food so I can eat more healthy. I yoga almost every day (Sarah Beth Yoga is amazing!!! She also has UC. I have been following her for guidance and advice on her YouTube channel). I also do light cardio exercise with light weights about 2 times a week. I try to drink 2l of water a day. I also drink plenty of oolong tea in the morning. I make my own kefir milk and drink about 200ml n day.
Also, I have always used a hot pack on my stomach for my IBS cramps for years now. Can I still use a hot pack for my stomach now (with UC and using pentasa)? What about enemas? Should I do them regularly or not at all?
I just needed to talk to someone about how I feel. I really feel so tired, stressed and alone.