My name is Matt and I was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis in 2013 after struggling with symptoms for about 6 months prior. I played hockey in high school and continue to play hockey in college. I was out of a flare for about a year and a half, symptom free and living normally. I was […]
Hello there iHaveUCer’s! I’m back again with another update! I was diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis in 2013, and wrote a piece for this website a couple days before I went under the knife to have my Colon removed in March of 2014 (link to original piece). My journey back to health was difficult. I was […]
Great Story from a long-term iHaveUC website user: Maybe it can help you too: Hi Adam Hope you are well – as always thank you so much for all you do. I am going from strength to strength – Probiotics, vitamin D, Krill Oil, Curcumin and 75% SCD 80%of the time. I […]
I have been on varying doses of prednisone, 40mg to 20mg and back. About 15 days ago, I started getting horrific pain and muscle spasms across my chest and around my mid back. I even went to the ER thinking I might be having a heart attack. Thankfully, that was not the case. Saw my […]
Some news and… It’s pretty incredible! The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) who has lots of money in their annual budget, will be sending a check to the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA) for $2,500,000. And, what’s better than that (In my opinion), is that this money is going to be used to: […]
Hey UC’ers, March 6th, I received a late night facebook message from my sister Laura. The post below about fermented foods has the following: my sister’s message A video from a woman who is a food fermenting expert A recipe for the type of fermented foods I made today And a link to pretty amazing […]
This is an email I opened in the ihaveuc inbox today: From Sonya in Tennessee: Adam, I am fairly new to your website but have really enjoyed it and found it helpful so far. Like you, I was diagnosed in 2008 and had problems for years prior. The reason I am writing to you is […]
I’m Megan, I live in San Diego with my best friend and partner in crime, Robert. We love the ocean and our furry dog , Harper Lee. Robert has lived with severe UC for over 5 years now. I’m always looking for ideas to get support, share ideas, and learn more about how to help […]
I am a 21 year old male who had been suffering severely with UC since 2009. I am on the brink of having surgery but I’m having great difficulty in making a decision. Hobbies: Taking a crap multiple times a day, taking medicine, sleeping, eating A LOT… If you count these as hobbies :) All […]
Right now I have been battling a flare for almost 5 months which was caused by my trying to stop taking Imuran and stay in remission naturally. I am back on the Imuran and trying to control things with that and my diet, but it’s been frustratingly slow.
I’m from New Jersey. I lived a pretty normal life before I got UC. I went to community college where I studied nursing. I watched a lot of TV. I hung out with friends. I used to eat basically anything that I wanted. I don’t really know what suddenly caused me to flare up because […]
Even though I have a brother with severe UC and have decent knowledge about the disease, it is another thing entirely when it is your child and such a young one at that.
Hi all, I am Laura, from Jacksonville Florida. I am writing in support of my daughter Brenin who is 17 and has been dealing with UC for two years. I am forging the path for her, she can be shy about her condition so we will be doing this together. I hope to learn from […]