Questions and Answers about Colitis and weight gain, hair loss, normal life, remicade infusions, getting mild UC, and when to eat meals, plus over 150 pictures of UC’ers.
It’s easy to get comfortable in remission, and it’s easy to rationalize consuming things that you love that may not be the best for you. I hope this healing continues and that I’ve solved my problem – coffee definitely irritates my sensitive gut.
Intro: Lacey was diagnosed the same week as her 18th birthday at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh. She’s determined to keep living the life she wants, without UC stopping her. Some more about Lacey: I am a ballet dancer training to become a professional. This past summer I spent 5 weeks dancing in Nashville, TN and […]
Here are some main points I think are important for anybody living with UC or for relatives living near colitis, maybe some of this thinking will resonate with you too:
Remission periods can be very long, or sometimes very short || We, the UC patients know our bodies real well, and we need to hold ourselves responsible to monitor how we are doing over time
I was feeling very hopeless until I stumbled across this website. Thank you Adam and thank you to all who post! It is wonderful to be able to read all the posts and find people who get it. The humor is terrific. Brothers and sisters in poop!
In the beginning the blood was the scariest thing. I had cramping, too regular BM and total exhaustion, but this fresh blood leaving my body every time I sat on the toilet really got to me.
I’m super excited for this week ahead, and most importantly I am hoping to see a nice log roll down the river in the next day or two. My colitis symptoms have finally re-appeared. It is ever so slight at the moment, but I’m sure that if I don’t make some changes to how I eat(and DRINK more importantly), I’m going to find myself in a flare up in a week or two. And we all know that’s no fun. My video explains the start of my battle plan.
Certain foods give me gas and it feels like eruptions going on in my intestines. It is very painful…Last night, I must have passed gas in my sleep I woke up in the middle of the night with a small wet spot on my bottom and my bed. It was mucus. So humiliating!!!! Anyone else experience this?