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.
UC Stories about using Azathioprine/Imuran
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 […]
Lane talks about his battle with ulcerative colitis and how he has moved from Humira which caused skin reactions to Azathiprine and Simponi.
I’m from New Jersey but love to travel and have a passport that’s begging to be used! I’m hoping to join the Peace Corp after I get my degree, but realize that’ll be a struggle since I have UC. If all else fails, I plan to do as many missions trips as possible in as […]
Have you heard of the term “you two were made for each other”? Well my husband and I truly were as we both suffer with UC which we did not know about each other when we met!
What I didn’t know was that the longer you let the symptoms go, the further up your colon the disease travels. On a side note, my GI is convinced that the imuran put me in remission, but my Oregon physician and I both KNOW it was the low-dose naltrexone.
Yesterday and today the flare up has started and it in full swing now at 6 to 8 runs to the bathroom (glad I took up running now) and increasing, I have the beautiful mouth ulcers that accompany this wonderful UC and my throat infection has started, taking antibiotics for this but still not hitting […]
Besides talking to close friends or family, what has worked for you to mentally relieve yourself ? What have you tried to get used to the new “version” of yourself, accepting this disease and be yourself again?
Meet Doug: Diagnosed 1989, Located here in upstate NY, 47 years old. When it started I hunted, fished, snowmobiled, played a lot of paintball and my job was heavy construction. Things have changed but not because of the UC. Married in 94, kids in 95 and 96. New office job 2000. Kept so busy with […]
Meet Cameron: I am a 23-year old male who is passionate about education, wellness, and culture. I am a certified teacher and am currently looking for full-time work. My Symptoms: None. My Story: I am sharing my story on one of the best days of my life thus far; I just returned from a routine […]