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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.

My Life with UC – One Day at at Time

meet Sheila: Married with three daughters. I was diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis in 2004 and have struggled with on and off flares before and after. I am currently talking Lialdo 4 tablets once a day. I was on Asacol for years before. I also take psyllim everyday. Most of the time this combination works, but […]

Is Remission Even Possible Anymore?

My biggest worry now is how will my UC effect getting pregnant or will my children have colitis. We are talking about starting a family and that is weighing heavy on my mind. I wonder if I’ll be able to conceive, I’m not sure if any of the procedures I’ve had done or medications I’ve been on for my UC will effect my fertility at all.

I Want to LIVE with UC

I’m the type of person who really tries not to let UC control me. But it has become more and more difficult. I can’t even drive to work without being in panic about whether or not I’ll make it if I have to go to the bathroom. I literally work 10 minutes away from my home. I want to start jogging with my husband but the fear of being away from a bathroom now controls me.

Worst Flare Yet

Intro: My name is Ghassan, I’m 33 years old and have been suffering from UC since 2006. I have been trying different medications, and the past month has been the worst for me. You will read more in my story. Some more about me: I’m very friendly and light hearted, I like reading and being […]