And right now, I’m just eating wilted spinach, since my body is basically not letting me eat anything at all. So if anyone has any advice on stopping this growing list of food allergies/intolerances, you will be my hero forever.
Meet Patricia: Hi I’m Patricia. Diagnosed with UP in April of this year (2014). I am 53 years old and a single mom to an 11 year old very active son. Some more background info: I advocate for animal rights, follow a vegan diet (unsure about continuing this) and foster homeless and abused dogs until […]
So here we are. Bad colitis 8 years. Colon removed emergency surgery February and on the bag. Rectum removed and J pouch created in August. Reconnected about a month ago….. …and my arse is sore. Like paper cuts with Satan gleefully squirting lemon juice. Even just rinsing with warm water is excruciating. I started out […]
I was diagnosed with proctitis and left lower colitis 15 years ago and for the most part had only occasional flares that resolved on their own. After a 3 month flare in 2008 I took Low Dose Naltrexone and it put me in remission for over 2 years. The disease is only the lower 8 […]
After using steroids, diet, azathioprine and some other UC related medications Yasmin has moved on to try fecal microbiota transplants or FMT to try and get her ulcerative colitis into a long lasting remission period.
Can anyone relate to having near-normal BM’s, very limited abdominal discomfort, but blood work shouting majorly ill ?
Lately, I’ve been yo-yo’ing between feeling “okay” and feeling awful. My biggest symptoms are bleeding, joint pain, constipation and shortness of breath. I don’t totally understand what constitutes a “flare”? Is it different for everyone? Any way to tell when one is coming?
Has anyone experienced this morning urgency but then haven’t had an urge to go for the rest of the day? Imuran, is it worth my time to look into? Is the diet just meant to get me to a place where I can survive, my hope is to improve, not just live everyday hoping that […]
I am a mother, grandmother, sister and wife. My family means everything to me!! I love to garden, read and spend time with my grandchildren. I keep a lot inside. I worry more about everyone else than I do about myself. I thought I would “just deal” with my UC for the next 28 years […]
Hey What up UC’ers, It has now been over 2 full months since I’ve completely cut out coffee from my diet, and I thought it could be worth while to share how things are going. First let me explain the reason why I attempted (and succeeded in stopping the coffee altogether, and YES, I’ve had […]
Intro: My name is Kelsey, and I am 26 years old. I’m from South Georgia (USA). I was officially diagnosed with UC in 2009, but I have been suffering with symptoms since 2000. I was diagnosed with UP in 2013. Some more about Kelsey: I enjoy my family time, my family is my world and […]
I just finished 5 weeks of prednisone, so I guess I might be in what you would call “remission.” However, my gut has been feeling a little shaky the last few days since I’ve been off and started Imuran. BM’s are down to under 5/day, but I am still having some severe pain before my […]
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!