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Praying For You All…

Intro: I am facing a pretty tough battle with UC right now…I believe the SCD diet works, but as for me right now, I have to have the Remicade along with a strict diet. Story: I didn’t really have many questions at the moment. If any of you out there are fighting this battle and […]

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Sulfites linked to UC flares (has anyone done more research on this?)

If you guys are like me, and I know you are, you go through periods of intense research looking into UC. Has anyone read this article?  Do any of you have a sulfite allergy, or sulfite reactions? http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC549081/ Basically this study concluded that sulfites and caffeine are main triggers of UC flares.  The reason sulfites […]

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Food For Thought

Background: Hi everyone, I was diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis January 2010 but have had it for six years now with the symptoms generally once a year except this last year required me to see a doctor finally. The Story: I was prescribed Asacol HD 4 pills a day which doesn’t seem to help at all. […]

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The Five Stages of UC

Stage 1- Denial I was diagnosed: Ulcerative Colitis- pancolitis- all over colitis- not the left side or the right side but everywhere. Finally, a name for the pain, the bleeding, the nausea.  I was diagnosed which meant they could give me drugs, drugs that would solve my problem and relieve my pain. Soon, it would […]

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Nicotine Therapy For Ulcerative Colitis

Hi all, advice and experience needed…. Been doing a lot of internet research, familiar story eh? And came across something that my GI mentioned ages ago. Nicotine has a positive influence on UC. I have read all the advantages and disadvantages but I am willing to and have tries just about everything! What I am […]

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Acupuncture, Anyone?

So, after my last colonoscopy the doctor wants me to have surgery. So, I’m trying SCD and getting a second opinion from a doc at one of the best hospitals in Philly. My awesome primary care physician also suggested acupuncture. Thank God someone in  the medical field has suggestions for other therapies aside from drugs […]

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The Best Way To Lose 10 Pounds

The Best Way To Lose 10 Pounds

Midnight Rant – 1 Week After Diagnosis After reading many persons stories I had the urge to add my story, as its still so fresh in my mind. It was actually about 12 months ago, I started having some GI issues, although, totally different from today’s which brought me to my diagnosis of Ulcerative Colitis. […]

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Toilet Ridden…

Well….CRAP Hey Guys- I am suffering from a pretty bad flare that hit me like a freight train. Called my Gastro for an appoitment, but it’s in late March…. Basically, I have been trying EVERYTHING to get this stupid flare down, but seriously, nothing is working. The pain isn’t even subsiding. I haven’t had this […]

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