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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.

Andrew’s Colitis Story

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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?

I Hate My Guts

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 […]

Looking for Advice, Support & Wisdom…

Intro: I’m a 37 year old female, born in Scotland to English born parents, although my fathers lineage is Austrian Jewish. I am currently studying in my 3rd year of a degree in Civil Engineering. Some more about me: I am a rock climber, mainly indoors due to proximity to good outdoor stuff and having […]

Fighting with U C

Lalita is in the middle of a UC flare and hoping for improvement every day. Between bloody stools and weight loss, times are getting more and more desperate. Lalita is also starting to wonder where these symptoms might lead in the future if nothing improves.