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Fighting My Way to Remission

Intro: 47 year old male living in upstate NY. Diagnosed with UC about 3 years ago. Have been in remission for close to two years now. Some more about Me: Always researching the latest meds, probiotics and diet for maintaining my remission. Symptoms: No symptoms. In remission for 21 months!! Fighting My Way to Remission […]

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Is It All in My Head?

Meet Amanda: Where to start… well, my name is Amanda. I live in Toronto, Ontario, Canada with my partner, my 2 cats and my 2 sugar gliders. Currently I work as a receptionist for a really great Travel Company, although I hope to be a Wedding Planner in the next few years. Some more about […]

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The Life of a Traveling Patient

Intro: Hi, I’m Yael and I’m 19 years old, diagnosed with UC in February 2013 after a year of heavy blood loss. I received 2 blood transfusions. I was put on oral prednisone.It didn’t work. I was then hospitalized for a week, while they tried IV Prednisone- also to no avail. From then on it’s […]

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Chasing After the Ever Elusive Remission

Christiana is in search of remission just like so many other UC’ers. She’s been through prednisone steroids, Lialda, and now her doctor is suggesting Humira to help with the UC symptoms. At 20 years old and a few years since her diagnosis, she’s looking for some outside help from other UC’ers.

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The Purge Effect

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 […]

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Great Grandpa with UC

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: […]

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63 Year Old UC Patient

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.

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No matter what, colitis flares don't last forever, don't forget it:)