I have been on varying doses of prednisone, 40mg to 20mg and back. About 15 days ago, I started getting horrific pain and muscle spasms across my chest and around my mid back. I even went to the ER thinking I might be having a heart attack. Thankfully, that was not the case. Saw my […]
Some news and… It’s pretty incredible! The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) who has lots of money in their annual budget, will be sending a check to the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA) for $2,500,000. And, what’s better than that (In my opinion), is that this money is going to be used to: […]
Hey UC’ers, March 6th, I received a late night facebook message from my sister Laura. The post below about fermented foods has the following: my sister’s message A video from a woman who is a food fermenting expert A recipe for the type of fermented foods I made today And a link to pretty amazing […]
This is an email I opened in the ihaveuc inbox today: From Sonya in Tennessee: Adam, I am fairly new to your website but have really enjoyed it and found it helpful so far. Like you, I was diagnosed in 2008 and had problems for years prior. The reason I am writing to you is […]
I’m Megan, I live in San Diego with my best friend and partner in crime, Robert. We love the ocean and our furry dog , Harper Lee. Robert has lived with severe UC for over 5 years now. I’m always looking for ideas to get support, share ideas, and learn more about how to help […]
I am a 21 year old male who had been suffering severely with UC since 2009. I am on the brink of having surgery but I’m having great difficulty in making a decision. Hobbies: Taking a crap multiple times a day, taking medicine, sleeping, eating A LOT… If you count these as hobbies :) All […]
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.
I’m from New Jersey. I lived a pretty normal life before I got UC. I went to community college where I studied nursing. I watched a lot of TV. I hung out with friends. I used to eat basically anything that I wanted. I don’t really know what suddenly caused me to flare up because […]
Even though I have a brother with severe UC and have decent knowledge about the disease, it is another thing entirely when it is your child and such a young one at that.
Hi all, I am Laura, from Jacksonville Florida. I am writing in support of my daughter Brenin who is 17 and has been dealing with UC for two years. I am forging the path for her, she can be shy about her condition so we will be doing this together. I hope to learn from […]
Intro: 60 year old woman diagnosed with mild to moderate UC in October 2015. Up until a year before that I was in very good health, very active, a keen distance walker and swimmer. A minor accident causing a hip injury in November 2014 then diagnosed with C6/7 spinal compression mid 2015. Naproxen for the […]
An amazing story about how a very simple thing – Ginger Root – has helped a vetran UC’er get his ulcerative colitis under control and stop the bleeding that we all know about so well. Details of how he does this are listed within the story
Good Morning & Evening if you are doing that:)) In the ongoing effort to keep us all informed about colitis related topics, and since so many have a personal interest in diet (OK, not everyone, but quite a few), below are the Study Titles, as well as their associated links so you can read the […]