Donna was diagnosed in 2008. She likes her doctor she’s with now. But she’s wondering when is it time to really consider going off drugs?
Stories about medications and drugs that are common for ulcerative colitis patients
Cynthia is scheduled for a colonoscopy on Feb. 3rd. She’s not looking forward to the gallon you have to drink to prepare…(who the heck is) AND, she most definitely doesn’t want prednisone due to the side effects it sometimes unleashes.
Introduction: My name is Cindy. I am 56 years old and have been diagnosed with UC for a year and a half. Currently I am symptom free, have one bowel movement per day that is a Bristol 4 or 5. I have read this site from the beginning and have found the information here invaluable. […]
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 […]
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 […]
I have ME/CFS, late stage Lyme disease and chronic Bartonellosis. And now, UC as well. As you can tell, I am not that lucky. I was diagnosed with UC (14 Nov 2013) following a colonoscopy. Some more about me: I live in the UK and I’m very sick. I’m 32. Male. Married with a wonderful […]
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 […]
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. […]
Introduction: Hi Joe Hay here. Born & raised in NJ but currently live in VA. December 2013 I’ll be 67 and I’m truly blessed to have attained that age, since my father and both grandfathers never lived that long. I retired in 2011 from a very physically demanding job, that both kept me strong and […]
Introduction: Kia ora people! Translation: Kia ora is a Māori language greeting which has entered New Zealand English. It means literally “be well/healthy” and is translated as an informal “hi”, so I thought it completely appropriate as a greeting to my fellow UC’ers! I’m Anne. I’m 41 and I’m a Kiwi living in Australia and […]