Hi, I’m Erica and I have UC. I’m 23 years old and have been diagnosed for about 7 months. First off, let me offer a forewarning; I am currently on the “prednisone makeover” from my first flare up, so if I either ramble with something along the lines of pointless rage or exaggerated frustration, you […]
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.
As I am am sitting in the hospital room, on which is day 3, of this depressing, terrifying and humbling experience, I debated on even writing a post; especially since my husband is the writer in the family. The thing is that this disease is isolating. I just happened to be web searching about UC; […]
Meet UC’er Abe A: My name is Abe and I am a 25-year-old male with ulcerative colitis. I was diagnosed about a month ago and started the SCD diet two weeks ago. Some more background: I am a college professor and professionally performing musician. I am also on a full ride scholarship getting my Masters […]
Recently there was some research published to PubMed that I think will help clear up many questions UC’ers and family members have with regards to existing and future biologic medications we can expect to hear about.
My name is Suzie B. I live in Utah and my daughter has Ulcerative Colitis. Rosemarie is eleven years old and has had UC for nearly 5 years. She are currently taking Sulfasalizine with folic acid. She’s just a kid. How do I go SCD or Paleo and get her enough calories? Trying to go […]
I am new to this disease/site and while it has been very helpful it also has given me horrible anxiety. I don’t have most of the symptoms most people have and that scares me that my anxiety is that bad now I can’t even imagine what it will be when this gets worse. I have […]
Getting the daily fix of coffee can be hard for those with ulcerative colitis, especially when all you want to do is dig into a cup of coffee and pour a crapload of milk in there along with some sugar…but never fear, Coconuts have come to the rescue once again
This illness has pushed Andera and taught her a couple of things: Be your own advocate. Be open about U.C. Doing this provides me a stronger support group (family and friends are vital, particularly when during a flare). It’s a journey to find what works and discovering our strengths in managing U.C.
Story aimed at discussing common ways to fight off winter colds, the flu, bronchitis, and pneumonia while also taking immune suppressing medications or simply living the common ulcerative colitis lifestyle.
Unlike biologics, which target extracellular molecules such as pro-inflammatory cytokines, tofacitinib targets the intracellular signaling pathways that operate as hubs in the inflammatory cytokine network. It’s goal is to reduce the inflammatory response much like several other medications that are currently FDA approved.