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Archive | Colitis Stories

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.


A Girl and Her Gut – A Tumultuous Affair

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. Pooped More than […]

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Colitis vs Flu, Bronchitis and Pneumonia

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. Pooped More than Twice Today? Get on the FREE newsletter! UC Tips for maximizing your health News about new medications 1,000’s of opinions from other […]

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New Ulcerative Colitis Medication from Pfizer on the Horizon – Tofacitinib

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. Pooped More than Twice Today? Get on the FREE newsletter! UC Tips […]

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First Month with Ulcerative Colitis

Intro: I was diagnosed with UC, January 13, 2015 immediately after my colonoscopy. My symptoms started to appear the previous year, first in July – blood was present in my stool for one week, and then it went away. My second flare-up happened in October and it lasted for 3 weeks. Still I ignored it, […]

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Pain in the Rear – Chronic Rectal Pain Actually

Joyce’s Ulcerative Colitis seems to be in complete remission but she still experiences the chronic rectal pain. A heating pad relieves it somewhat. Sitting and standing for a period of time makes it worse. Lying down at bedtime, her pain gradually subsides, and she doesn’t have problems sleeping through the night. Pooped More than Twice […]

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