Secondly, now that the mild flare has stopped, my husband and I are trying for baby number 2. I got clearance from my Dr at the beginning of October but we’ve waited a while longer until I felt comfortable. I am so excited to give my son a sibling and at the same time terrified […]
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.
Some more background: I love being with people and having fun with my family. Symptoms: I have frequent mood swings and been bleeding for quite a long time. Have lost weight too as it happens with most people with this disease. Hats Off to UC’ers Greetings to Adam and all. I am writing from New […]
Meet Patricia: Hi I’m Patricia. Diagnosed with UP in April of this year (2014). I am 53 years old and a single mom to an 11 year old very active son. Some more background info: I advocate for animal rights, follow a vegan diet (unsure about continuing this) and foster homeless and abused dogs until […]
I was diagnosed with proctitis and left lower colitis 15 years ago and for the most part had only occasional flares that resolved on their own. After a 3 month flare in 2008 I took Low Dose Naltrexone and it put me in remission for over 2 years. The disease is only the lower 8 […]
Can anyone relate to having near-normal BM’s, very limited abdominal discomfort, but blood work shouting majorly ill ?
Lately, I’ve been yo-yo’ing between feeling “okay” and feeling awful. My biggest symptoms are bleeding, joint pain, constipation and shortness of breath. I don’t totally understand what constitutes a “flare”? Is it different for everyone? Any way to tell when one is coming?
Has anyone experienced this morning urgency but then haven’t had an urge to go for the rest of the day? Imuran, is it worth my time to look into? Is the diet just meant to get me to a place where I can survive, my hope is to improve, not just live everyday hoping that […]
Intro: My name is Kelsey, and I am 26 years old. I’m from South Georgia (USA). I was officially diagnosed with UC in 2009, but I have been suffering with symptoms since 2000. I was diagnosed with UP in 2013. Some more about Kelsey: I enjoy my family time, my family is my world and […]
I just finished 5 weeks of prednisone, so I guess I might be in what you would call “remission.” However, my gut has been feeling a little shaky the last few days since I’ve been off and started Imuran. BM’s are down to under 5/day, but I am still having some severe pain before my […]
My fiance has been very supportive of my condition and I haven’t told any other family members about my condition. It seems somewhat embarrassing to talk about let alone the doctor making me come back again for another colonoscopy in about a month.