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Stories about medications and drugs that are common for ulcerative colitis patients

FDA Has Safety Concerns about New Medication – Vedolizumab

Hey UC’ers, Quick but important message regarding a very recent FDA ( Food and Drug Administration) review. Takeda is a massive pharmaceutical company headquartered in Japan, maybe you’ve heard of them before.  And they have been hoping to bring forward their new blockbuster medication called Vedolizumab which I wrote a previous post on in August […]

At a Crossroads!

humira overkill

Introduction: Chris, age 37. Diagnosed in September 2013 after a colonoscopy and a very long summer of deeply unpleasant symptoms. Not thrilled to be making my acquaintance with so many new doctors, blood tests, medications and procedures. Some more about me: Originally from Washington, DC. I haven’t lived there in 20 years but also haven’t […]

There’s Life After Diagnosis!

Introduction: I’m 19, from Dublin, Ireland. I was diagnosed with Severe Pancolitis on 6th September 2011 after struggling with symptoms from late 2010 – Early 2011. I was very sick by the time of medical intervention, requiring a 9 day hospitalization with blood transfusions. For the last 2 years I’ve been pretty well, and been […]

The Price of Lialda

Introduction: I am a 47 years old woman, and I was diagnosed with UC in March 2013. I’m still learning about this disease. I also have lupus, and I guess it’s not uncommon for people with lupus to also have UC. Some more about me: I work in the medical field as a Respiratory Therapist. […]