Intro: Hi! My name is Christina. I am a 21 year old, senior in college from northeast Pennsylvania, studying to be an Early Childhood Education Teacher. I was formally diagnosed with ulcerative colitis in March of 2012. I have been struggling with the symptoms since 2005 and have not been able to get my ulcerative […]
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.
I was feeling very hopeless until I stumbled across this website. Thank you Adam and thank you to all who post! It is wonderful to be able to read all the posts and find people who get it. The humor is terrific. Brothers and sisters in poop!
In the beginning the blood was the scariest thing. I had cramping, too regular BM and total exhaustion, but this fresh blood leaving my body every time I sat on the toilet really got to me.
Intro: My name is Dani I am 28 and live in Iowa with my cat Shaddow. Along with my UC I also have Asperger’s which is a high functioning form of autism. Some more about me: Like I said above I am 28 and live in the great state of Iowa. My cat Shaddow definitely […]
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 […]
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 would love to take a more natural path to help my symptoms but also know when my body needs faster relief, which is why so many of those prescription drugs tend to be the quickest form of relief.