I was in remission for the better part of 7 months. By remission I mean going to the bathroom once a day with a solid poo. I got lazy on my diet and my frequency increased and then eventually started seeing blood as well. I still considered it a mini-flare as my frequency never got […]
Hey there UC’ers, I came across two studies earlier today, and I think they might be of interest to you as well. Since I’ve been following IBD in the science world, and specifically ulcerative colitis, there has certainly been some changes in how the scientific world approaches our disease. It wasn’t long ago, let’s just […]
Intro: This is Bob, 60 years old from Baraboo, Wisconsin, I was first aware of my Ulcerated Colitis in 1995 for years I was treated with 500mg sulfasalazine. Flare ups have happened every two or three years. I now have a flare up for the last two years that won’t quit. Some more about Bob: […]
We’d recently moved so it was a challenge to find a GI doc and even though I explained about the bleeding and tissue/mucus discharge, it was explained away as hemorrhoids and IBS. Well. That all changed quickly at the colonoscopy. I currently have eight inches of UC proctitis that has been flaring for three months.
What I really like about foods like this is that not only does it work well for my colitis, but you can change it up on the spicing as you like. Salt, pepper and whatever else sounds good for you are pretty much the only rules. Heck, you can even do some different variations by […]
It’s easy to get comfortable in remission, and it’s easy to rationalize consuming things that you love that may not be the best for you. I hope this healing continues and that I’ve solved my problem – coffee definitely irritates my sensitive gut.
Intro: Lacey was diagnosed the same week as her 18th birthday at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh. She’s determined to keep living the life she wants, without UC stopping her. Some more about Lacey: I am a ballet dancer training to become a professional. This past summer I spent 5 weeks dancing in Nashville, TN and […]
Here are some main points I think are important for anybody living with UC or for relatives living near colitis, maybe some of this thinking will resonate with you too: Remission periods can be very long, or sometimes very short || We, the UC patients know our bodies real well, and we need to hold […]
I was feeling very hopeless until I stumbled across this website. Thank you Adam and thank you to all who post! It is wonderful to be able to read all the posts and find people who get it. The humor is terrific. Brothers and sisters in poop!
In the beginning the blood was the scariest thing. I had cramping, too regular BM and total exhaustion, but this fresh blood leaving my body every time I sat on the toilet really got to me.
I’m super excited for this week ahead, and most importantly I am hoping to see a nice log roll down the river in the next day or two. My colitis symptoms have finally re-appeared. It is ever so slight at the moment, but I’m sure that if I don’t make some changes to how I […]
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Certain foods give me gas and it feels like eruptions going on in my intestines. It is very painful…Last night, I must have passed gas in my sleep I woke up in the middle of the night with a small wet spot on my bottom and my bed. It was mucus. So humiliating!!!! Anyone else […]