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.

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Things I Wish I’d Known During My Flare

Within my story there are many recommendations including: Diet, Medications, Physical and Spiritual things to consider. For six months from June 2014 I suffered through my worst ever flare-up of Inflammatory Bowel Disease. I have had many mild/moderate flare-ups of ulcerative colitis, but in the past 5 years I had been mostly under control.

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Would You Do It?

Diane has been asked by her doctor if she would take part in a new LOW DOSE Methotrexate study. She is looking for advice as to whether to participate or not. She has been fighting so much for so long that she is confident the injections could help, but at the same time she does […]

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Stay as Strong as You Can

I’m currently at a state in my life that I’m not completely happy with, but see each day as a new opportunity to get that step further! I’m so happy every morning when I wake up and see how much further I’ve come towards the end goal. My life, in medical perspective, was not supposed […]

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Blood Clots and Ulcertive Colitis

Meet Kristin: I was diagnosed with UC 15 years ago while pregnant with my 2nd child. I remained on Asacol for a few years, but stopped taking it when symptoms were not present because I wanted to see if there was any holistic approach that would work. Luckily, my UC has remained localized in the […]

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A Windy Problem

My stomach ‘talks’ to me and anyone else that will listen and this is rather embarrassing when you are attending or running an meeting (which is a great part of my day). Does anyone else suffer from similar problems and has anyone found any successful remedies. I am avoiding beans etc.

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Thinking about Baby Number 2

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 […]

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Hats off to UC’ers !!!

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 […]

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Advice for Newly Diagnosed Sufferer

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 […]

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No matter what, colitis flares don't last forever, don't forget it:)