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Archive | Just Diagnosed

Right after you are diagnosed with ulcerative colitis, it FOR SURE is an awful time. With doctor appointments nearly every day, and medications needing to be picked up from the store and countless visits to the bathroom each day…it’s not a fun time. But like other parts of UC, the diagnosis period is part of the process to getting things under control and the stories below detail first hand experiences of what it is like.

A Newbie to Ulcerative Colitis at 71

Diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis at 71 I’m a male 71 yeas old and was diagnosed with UC about 6 weeks ago! Previously I had occasional bleeding hemorrhoids for several years. About 1 year ago I had more frequent episodes with blood in my stool and mistakenly thought it to be the hemorrhoids, probably some denial […]

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Very Scared of What Lays Ahead

I’m a 60 year old male from the United Kingdom, 6 weeks into being diagnosed with UC and pneumonia. Fumbling around trying to find out what I can and can’t eat. Some more about Tony: 2017 in January approx. 16-17 I began to lose weight at an alarming rate through having diarrhea which lasted about […]

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Mild Flare Came and Left, got PREGNANT, what is this?

Meet Roxy: Roxy, 27 Chinese, living in Asia. Happily married and now expecting our little precious cupcake! Enjoys exploring different cultures and trying weird foods. Used to workout diligently daily, hardcore weights and insanity. Cut down a lot and mainly walking and hiking since I discovered I’m newly pregnant. Current Symptoms: Mild flare and getting […]

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Virginia’s Colitis Story

I’m from New Jersey. I lived a pretty normal life before I got UC. I went to community college where I studied nursing. I watched a lot of TV. I hung out with friends. I used to eat basically anything that I wanted. I don’t really know what suddenly caused me to flare up because […]

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