Diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis at 71 I’m a male 71 yeas old and was diagnosed with UC about 6 weeks ago! Previously I had occasional bleeding hemorrhoids for several years. About 1 year ago I had more frequent episodes with blood in my stool and mistakenly thought it to be the hemorrhoids, probably some denial […]
I’m a 60 year old male from the United Kingdom, 6 weeks into being diagnosed with UC and pneumonia. Fumbling around trying to find out what I can and can’t eat. Some more about Tony: 2017 in January approx. 16-17 I began to lose weight at an alarming rate through having diarrhea which lasted about […]
My name is Kayla, and I’m 25 from the Bay Area, CA. I’ve had Ulcerative Colitis for about 11 years now, and what a journey it has been – much of the struggle just against myself! I’ve lurked here quite a few times over the years, but felt the urge to finally introduce myself today.
Cathy’s hope in writing this is to ease the suffering of those who join me in struggling to be free of Ulcerative Colitis or a related IBD condition. After a long and at times painful journey I am now free from that diagnosis. I have found ways to finally heal my colon.
Meet Melissa: I have UC since i was 15 but it was never really bad until i was pregnant with my 1st son my UC started really acting up. So i was okay taking medicatiom until the summer of 2016 my UC really flared up i started taking Liadal it didnt work at all. Now […]
Meet Lori: I was diagnosed 18 years ago with ulcerative colitis. I had a colonoscopy approximately 18 months ago with some inflammation due to a flare. I tend to cruise along in remission for a long period of time and once I have a flare, I have a tough time getting back in remission again. […]
Meet Catherine: I live in a small town in the Deep South, and love that the weather is so mild I can have my morning tea out on the porch. (Except for in the summer, when it’s too hot by 6 am!). I teach undergraduates and have two small kids. I love to garden, travel […]
I’m currently in a flare, my friends called my high school car, The Shitter! It was old! So they would holler across the parking lot to me and yell…Hey Shitter! Well now the name fits for a whole different reason. Ugh!
I have no symptoms from my Ulcerative Colitis. My name is Jo Ann. I am a 67 year old mother of 3 and a grandmother of 2 beautiful grandchildren. I am in complete remission of Ulcerated Colitis. I live in the sunny State of Florida. I moved here in January 2013. I was originally from […]
I have sought out other UC’ers through the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America, there was a local support group I attended once. It was nice to talk with others who understand and to know I wasn’t along, but honestly their stories about having surgery and everything they’ve been through scared me a littl
I’m in a good place today. I came back with a greater level of awareness and acceptance, which means that anxiety no longer cripples me. In short, I’ve learned to visualize anxiety as something that comes and goes and therefore does not define me or my life.
I’ve recurrent episcleritis, a migrating polyarticular arthritis, and a leukocytoclastic small-vessel vasculitis. I switched to Entyvio in Nov 2016. I’ve been on sulfasalazine, Apriso, and Lialda, and now back to sulfa (dose recently doubled).
Jennifer’s Current Ulcerative Colitis Symptoms: Currently, I have been in a flare for over a month, has been on going for several months. Alot of abdominal pain, bloating, fatigue, blood in stool, frequent porclin visits, depressed and literally feel like a prisoner in my body. Jennifer’s Story: Hello My name is Jennifer I suffer from […]