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Archive | Flares

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.

Living Through Severe Ulcerative Colitis

Meet Sean: About a year after moving to Portland,Oregon, I started going diarrhea 30-50 times a day while working as a mover. There was so much blood in every stool I passed, well I ignored this for about 2 years and just loaded up on anti diarrhea pills I bought at the grocery stores. I […]

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Indeterminate Colitis Proctitis – Eleanor’s Story

Meet Eleanor: Hiya on here for some guidance ans support to my recently diagnosed diseases and help and advice about pain management and urgency I am a single mum of 3 kiddies ans am a mature degree student currently separated from my husband of 3 years Her Colitis Symptoms: Blood mucus urgency to.toilet dry eyes […]

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New to the Group, Diagnosed with UC

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, […]

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War in My Colon

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 […]

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Help in Ohio – Rachel’s IBD Story

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 […]

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Flare Up Again, Oh No!

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 […]

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Stuck Inside

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; […]

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My Fiance Has Moved in and Now I Have Issues!

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 […]

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