Hi everybody and thank you for following the website. I hope that everyone is finding some time to enjoy yourselves in a specially take part in some relaxation during the summer months. As many of you know I was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis back in October 2008. At the time, my disease was extremely severe […]
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.
Meet Conor: Im a graduate Biomedical engineering student (Graduating August cant wait!). I love the gym/ played rugby hurling and outdoor soccer(Slowly i will work my way back to gym and cycling in next few weeks!). Hoping to get a job in Engineering soon but i want to be full of energy and in a […]
Hello all, my name is Kyle and I am a teacher from a little town in Washington State. It has been quite some time since I put an update out on iHaveUC, and I apologize for that, but I haven’t had a whole lot to report regarding my, formerly UC, now Crohn’s disease. What makes […]
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.
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 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’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 […]
Hopefully you can see pretty easily that there are hundreds and hundreds of clinical trials taking place at any point in time with regards to ulcerative colitis, and although all of them might not be interesting for you, certainly there will be a few that are right up your alley. Also, definitely realize that many […]
After a traumatic event, James became dependent on pain killers that he feels contributed to his ulcerative colitis. He was involved in an awful motorcycle accident that left him with 8 broken vertebrae, 10 ribs, and he spent 21 days in the hospital.
a little about her: My name is Beth and I have been living with UC for about 8 years, until last August it was very well controlled primarily with diet and 3 to 4 days of prednisone once to twice a year, usually when travelling. Then it all went you know where in a handbasket. […]