Some more background: I love being with people and having fun with my family. Symptoms: I have frequent mood swings and been bleeding for quite a long time. Have lost weight too as it happens with most people with this disease. Hats Off to UC’ers Greetings to Adam and all. I am writing from New […]
Hey UC’ers, Big thanks to Berklia for sending over the email below which contains several links to nearly the whole program for those of you who could not attend. Thank you so much Berklia for the colitis related information. It is very much appreciated especially since so many people just don’t have the opportunity to […]
And right now, I’m just eating wilted spinach, since my body is basically not letting me eat anything at all. So if anyone has any advice on stopping this growing list of food allergies/intolerances, you will be my hero forever.
Meet Patricia: Hi I’m Patricia. Diagnosed with UP in April of this year (2014). I am 53 years old and a single mom to an 11 year old very active son. Some more background info: I advocate for animal rights, follow a vegan diet (unsure about continuing this) and foster homeless and abused dogs until […]
So here we are. Bad colitis 8 years. Colon removed emergency surgery February and on the bag. Rectum removed and J pouch created in August. Reconnected about a month ago….. …and my arse is sore. Like paper cuts with Satan gleefully squirting lemon juice. Even just rinsing with warm water is excruciating. I started out […]
I was diagnosed with proctitis and left lower colitis 15 years ago and for the most part had only occasional flares that resolved on their own. After a 3 month flare in 2008 I took Low Dose Naltrexone and it put me in remission for over 2 years. The disease is only the lower 8 […]
After using steroids, diet, azathioprine and some other UC related medications Yasmin has moved on to try fecal microbiota transplants or FMT to try and get her ulcerative colitis into a long lasting remission period.
Can anyone relate to having near-normal BM’s, very limited abdominal discomfort, but blood work shouting majorly ill ?
Lately, I’ve been yo-yo’ing between feeling “okay” and feeling awful. My biggest symptoms are bleeding, joint pain, constipation and shortness of breath. I don’t totally understand what constitutes a “flare”? Is it different for everyone? Any way to tell when one is coming?
Has anyone experienced this morning urgency but then haven’t had an urge to go for the rest of the day? Imuran, is it worth my time to look into? Is the diet just meant to get me to a place where I can survive, my hope is to improve, not just live everyday hoping that […]