I was diagnosed with UC at age 17 by colonoscopy and am now 38. Living with this disease has been a struggle and I’m thankful to have found this group. I work full time in the healthcare industry, and have a wonderful husband and five children. Some more about Dana: I live in North Carolina, […]
Flares are one of the most hated parts of life for ulcerative colitis patients, but they are nearly inevitable so we just can’t avoid them completely. Below is a very long list of stories centered around different people from around the world living with UC who are in the middle of a flare. Some of the stories include solutions on how to get out of these situations and others are looking for answers. Read the stories and the comments to gain a full understanding of what its like to have active UC symptoms.
Intro: I am a “healthy” 23 year old woman. I am a fully time nanny and full time student. I love eating healthy and focusing holistic based health approaches. Some more about Andrea: I am from the New Hampshire, moved to Massachusetts last year but miss my home state. When I am feeling well I […]
Intro: Hello all. I am i have been diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis x 22 years, as I was just 15 years when initially diagnosed with inflammatory bowel disease. The past 7 years my disease has remained very active. I have been on several doses of prednisone and biologics. Some more background about Rachel: I have […]
Now that there is alot of blood in toilet i know what to do. I will take bio currcumin tablets, drink water by the bucketful, use pentasa enemas at night, painkillers, water bottles, drink protein shakes, eat soup and fish with veg, rest alot, have no sugar, think positive thoughts and rub my belly until […]
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; […]
Sarah is a new mother who also has ulcerative colitis. Right now, she has questions about what to do, she’s been turned on to several medications from her doctors, now she’s trying Humira. Since her baby is only 9 months old and she is still nursing, she is wondering if that may be contributing to […]
Meet Lara: I’ve had UC for three years. I’ve got a great job, great family support, and a man who adores me. I’ve also got two cats, whom I absolutely love and cherish. Some more about Laura: I’m getting married in three weeks. Symptoms: Some blood with solid BM’s. Occasional pain. Lara’s Story: It’s been […]
Hi, My name is Amanda Bryan I am 46 and was diagnosed when I was 21 just after having my first child. Moderate Colitis was reconfirmed in July this year and this current flare is showing no sign of regression. Some more background: I have an animal care college and two children one of whom […]
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.
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 […]
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?
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 […]
Meet June: I was diagnosed with UC in 1999 while pregnant with my son. I still had a fairly “normal” life, only flaring maybe twice a year. My first hospital stay was in the summer of 2008 because nothing else was working to get my flare under control. I remember that was a very stressful […]