For people battling Inflammatory Bowel Disease — an umbrella diagnosis that includes serious digestive conditions such as Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis IBD Image — it’s easy to feel isolated and alone. There currently are very few medicines to treat the condition, which affects an estimated 1.4 million people in the United States. Those with […]
Intro: Hi, I’m Bonny, 36 years old, married, 3 children. I was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis last year and I’m still trying to get on top of things! Some more about Bonny: I live on Anglesey, a lovely island just off North Wales, UK. I’ve always enjoyed the outdoor life and sports but find those […]
Hey UC’ers, What is UP? I hope you are all excited that we’ve got a weekend coming real soon, should be some relaxing for some of us right?:) Things are going pretty good right now UC wise and I wanted to explain. I’m pretty sure some of my thinking can help some others with UC […]
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.
Intro: Japan has the lowest cases of people who suffer with UC, could this be all about the diet they eat or the foods they buy? In my story I talk about a plant called Stevia rebaudiana that has been used in Japan since 1971 in foods and drinks (including coca cola) and how it […]
So I’m in really bad shape right now. I’m terrified. Almost ten weeks pregnant and a flare that just went from slight to severe over the course of the past five days. I did not even start this pregnancy on a flare, and I stopped taking my meds (Lialda) initially, because I was told it […]
Lalita is in the middle of a UC flare and hoping for improvement every day. Between bloody stools and weight loss, times are getting more and more desperate. Lalita is also starting to wonder where these symptoms might lead in the future if nothing improves.
I was diagnosed with Ulcerative proctitis during my 2nd colonoscopy 3 weeks ago and my biopsy results confirmed Pan-Ulcerative Colitis. What are my symptoms right now…diarrhea, bloody mucous, severe cramping, rapid weight loss, loss of appetite, fever’s, and loss of body fluids, joint pain in knees and hips, headaches, fatigue.
Intro: Hi! My name is Christina. I am a 21 year old, senior in college from northeast Pennsylvania, studying to be an Early Childhood Education Teacher. I was formally diagnosed with ulcerative colitis in March of 2012. I have been struggling with the symptoms since 2005 and have not been able to get my ulcerative […]
What others with UC think about Low Dose Naltrexone (LDN) as a colitis medication. It’s a super “not so common” medication for UC, but there most definitely are some UC’ers who swear by it as far as treating the UC symptoms.