A little background info: I was raised by two inspiring people who’s hearts are always in the right place. They instilled in me my biggest values: love, loyalty, a respect and awe for the natural world, and to question everything. Since my diagnosis every one of these values has been tested in inexplicable ways, and […]
My Gastroenterologist believes me to be a moderate to severe sufferer, I have not had any surgeries (knock on whatever happens to be around that resembles wood), and I am “medication compliant” as they say, which basically means out of desperation I obey the doctors.
Intro: I am a mom with a child with Ulcerative Colitis. I reside in Ross, Ohio in the United States. I spend my days ordering colostomy supplies, checking lab results and making doctor appointments. Thank You Ulcerative Colitis In late July and early August, we were in California on vacation. My eleven year old was […]
Intro: I’m a 37 year old female, born in Scotland to English born parents, although my fathers lineage is Austrian Jewish. I am currently studying in my 3rd year of a degree in Civil Engineering. Some more about me: I am a rock climber, mainly indoors due to proximity to good outdoor stuff and having […]
Here’s a list of natural TNF blockers: Tumeric/ Curcumin; Milk Thistle; Stinging nettle leaf extract; Fish Oil / Omega 3’s; CoQ10; Green Tea / EGCG; Vitamin E / Alpha Tocopheral; Magnesium; Tart Cherry Juice; Ashwagandha
Hello everyone my name is Eli, I am 19 years old and got diagnosed with mild Ulcerative Colitis on August 1st of this year. I am just wondering how long a flare can last because for me it seems like an eternity, going on more than 1 month while figuring out a right diet and […]
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.