For people battling Inflammatory Bowel Disease — an umbrella diagnosis that includes serious digestive conditions such as Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis IBD Image — it’s easy to feel isolated and alone. There currently are very few medicines to treat the condition, which affects an estimated 1.4 million people in the United States. Those with […]
Below are the complete list of stories that have been submitted by users of the website. They are mostly written by ulcerative colitis patients (UC’ers), but there are also some stories from parents, family, and friends of UC folks too. Some stories are about the initial diagnosis while others are about hard and sometimes happy times that follow after you know for sure you have UC.
Intro: Hi, I’m Bonny, 36 years old, married, 3 children. I was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis last year and I’m still trying to get on top of things! Some more about Bonny: I live on Anglesey, a lovely island just off North Wales, UK. I’ve always enjoyed the outdoor life and sports but find those […]
I am writing you as the wife of a recently diagnosed UC’er. My name is Katie and my husband is Rob. We were recently married in January of this year. The “in sickness and health” vow hit us early on… I am desperate for any advice. My husband first noticed something was wrong in November […]
So I’m in really bad shape right now. I’m terrified. Almost ten weeks pregnant and a flare that just went from slight to severe over the course of the past five days. I did not even start this pregnancy on a flare, and I stopped taking my meds (Lialda) initially, because I was told it was alright to do so.
Lalita is in the middle of a UC flare and hoping for improvement every day. Between bloody stools and weight loss, times are getting more and more desperate. Lalita is also starting to wonder where these symptoms might lead in the future if nothing improves.
I was diagnosed with Ulcerative proctitis during my 2nd colonoscopy 3 weeks ago and my biopsy results confirmed Pan-Ulcerative Colitis. What are my symptoms right now…diarrhea, bloody mucous, severe cramping, rapid weight loss, loss of appetite, fever’s, and loss of body fluids, joint pain in knees and hips, headaches, fatigue.
Intro: Hi! My name is Christina. I am a 21 year old, senior in college from northeast Pennsylvania, studying to be an Early Childhood Education Teacher. I was formally diagnosed with ulcerative colitis in March of 2012. I have been struggling with the symptoms since 2005 and have not been able to get my ulcerative […]