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.
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.
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 […]
Meet Amanda: Where to start… well, my name is Amanda. I live in Toronto, Ontario, Canada with my partner, my 2 cats and my 2 sugar gliders. Currently I work as a receptionist for a really great Travel Company, although I hope to be a Wedding Planner in the next few years. Some more about […]
I was in remission for the better part of 7 months. By remission I mean going to the bathroom once a day with a solid poo. I got lazy on my diet and my frequency increased and then eventually started seeing blood as well. I still considered it a mini-flare as my frequency never got above 5-6 times a day.
Intro: This is Bob, 60 years old from Baraboo, Wisconsin, I was first aware of my Ulcerated Colitis in 1995 for years I was treated with 500mg sulfasalazine. Flare ups have happened every two or three years. I now have a flare up for the last two years that won’t quit. Some more about Bob: […]