I have been on varying doses of prednisone, 40mg to 20mg and back. About 15 days ago, I started getting horrific pain and muscle spasms across my chest and around my mid back. I even went to the ER thinking I might be having a heart attack. Thankfully, that was not the case. Saw my […]
Stories about medications and drugs that are common for ulcerative colitis patients
Right now I have been battling a flare for almost 5 months which was caused by my trying to stop taking Imuran and stay in remission naturally. I am back on the Imuran and trying to control things with that and my diet, but it’s been frustratingly slow.
I was diagnosed in December of 2011 at the age of 33. I’ be been living with UC for 4 years, but I suspect I had it throughout my 20s and 30s and never had a diagnoses to confirm it. My most recent scope was a sigmoidoscopy in December 2015 due to a recent flare. […]
Reporting side effects is dang friggin simple. You can do it all online in most countries too. I want to let you know how to do it effectively so we can all benefit from the local authorities and drug companies keeping track of this. Surprisingly drug companies and doctors don’t often let us know how […]
Here’s a brief update of a select few stories/research documents that have been published recently. As you’ll see below, the topics vary quite a bit, but are all centered around Inflammatory Bowel Disease and specifically Ulcerative Colitis which is what we/I are/am most interested in right? :)
Hey UC’ers, I need your help. A longtime user of the site is looking for some insight into what might be going on with Asacol and Delzicol with regards to their healthcare coverage in the United States. Below is the email I received: Hi Adam, I so appreciate your site! I’ve had UC since 1988 […]
Cole’s relatively new to UC, right now he’s taking Prednisone 30mg/day after starting at 60mg. Remicade (just had second infusion). Multi-vitamin, vitamin D, calcium, tumeric, vitamin C, vitamin B12, omega 3-6-9, L-glutamine, licorice root (stopped taking right now as I started SCD, but am now introducing them again)
Meet Leah: Hi, my name is Leah! I’m 34, living in the great city of Chicago. I was diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis in February of this year. Some more about her: I’m a Flight Attendant based out of O’Hare. I love to travel and see new places and unfortunately it has become increasingly more difficult […]
Intro: I am a husband, father of 3 wonderful children, CEO of 2 growing practices (financial advisory and tax/accounting) with a great business partner & friend, exerciser, basketball player/coach, and a good movie & good book enthusiast. Originally diagnosed with ulcerative colitis back in July 2013 (right in the middle of vacation!). Twitter handle is […]
IntrodUCtion: I enjoy school, and my career as a Computer Tech. Some more about Andrew: I love film, I collect films and film memorabilia. I am also a huge Disney Fan and enjoy trips down to Walt Disney World quite often. I also love my car, a 1985 Oldsmobile Toronado. Symptoms: Stomach aches, urges to […]
Happy 4th of July to all the American based or celebrating UC’ers of the world. There have been some questions over the past few weeks with regards to a relatively new medication call “Entyvio” or sometimes Vedolizumab (and I’m sure there are several other regional/country specific names that this medication has been branded as. So, […]
My current meds are Lialda, canasa as needed, prednisone, and 6mp. In an effort to aid the meds with natural supplements, I also take a really good food based prenatal vitamin, 4000iu of D3, ginger for nausea, and a QBC complex (quercetin, bromelain, vitamin C) for inflammation.
Lisa has been diagnosed with ulcerative colitis a few years ago and having trouble managing symptoms and looking for alternative ideas.