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!
My fiance has been very supportive of my condition and I haven’t told any other family members about my condition. It seems somewhat embarrassing to talk about let alone the doctor making me come back again for another colonoscopy in about a month.
Intro: I am a recently married 52 year young woman who until being diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis was very strong and healthy. My husband and I love going out of town often on road trips to visit friends. Now he mostly goes by himself as I usually am too unsure to go. Some more about […]
How to go about proving that your colitis is bad but you don’t necessarily need to see a doctor or have a doctor’s note. What is normal in terms of “sick days per year”. How often can you expect not to be able to perform your usual responsibilities? These questions are what this post is […]
After 19 years of on and off symptoms, they last 5-6 years being progressively worse, they are gone! I had my first surgery 3 weeks ago today! I have to say it is very strange not to poop! Some more about Kira: As a mom, wife, sister, and teacher, I can not wait to be […]