My current meds are Lialda, canasa as needed, prednisone, and 6mp. In an effort to aid the meds with natural supplements, I also take a really good food based prenatal vitamin, 4000iu of D3, ginger for nausea, and a QBC complex (quercetin, bromelain, vitamin C) for inflammation.
Intro: I am a 38 year old woman with UC since about 2007. It’s been quite the ugly experience except for when I was pregnant. ALL of my symptoms went away during that time. Unfortunately, being pregnant for my whole life is not a great treatment option (Haha! We have to make light of a […]
Woah man! It has been quite some time since I gave my IBD family a full on update on how my life has been going. I think part of the reason is this year has been so solid for me and my health that I have been busy doing “normal” people stuff like working my […]
Intro: My name is TJ, I am 24 years old and recently finished my masters program in education. I hope to find a job soon as a special education teacher. My passion is to help children with disabilities reach their full potential and live life to the fullest. This passion is very personal to me […]
I’ve recently reached my five year anniversary of Ulcerative Colitis (yay?) Still currently have a colon, although it’s been a very bumpy ride! My doctor has begun pushing the surgery so I’m currently exploring all options before making a decision. Some more details: I work in higher ed marketing and am an active kickball and […]
Sophie has quit smoking 7 years ago, but has recently started smoking cigarettes again to see if they will also help her gain some control of her ulcerative colitis symptoms. She previously read some of the smoking related stories here on iHaveUC and so far she appears to be…
Lisa has been diagnosed with ulcerative colitis a few years ago and having trouble managing symptoms and looking for alternative ideas.
Dear UC’ers and Family and Friends of the UC’ers of the world. A big weekend what’s up to you all. And a big thank you to all the mommies out there who have a son or daughter with UC. What do you guys do when you need to meet someone in 45 minutes, and you’re […]
Intro: My husband is 34 and flies internationally. He was diagnosed with UC 2 years ago. Since then he has had two colonoscopies, switched doctors, and had a refined diagnosis of proctitis. I am trying to help him with the SC diet, but improvement is very slow. I wonder if his travel schedule of 2-4 […]
Intro: Mary (Registered Nurse). Husband has had Ulcerative Colitis since age 30 (x 25 years). Want to share another positive story about someone who has had the surgery and feel it is a success story for their quality of life. Some more background: We live in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan (Northern Michigan). Like the […]
As the title says, there is a new study that was published and available for everyone to read that gives some reasons for why Remicade (aka Infliximab) is better than the other biologic medications available to treat ulcerative colitis. The two other biologics which were compared in this study are adalimumab and golimumab (or you […]
Intro: I am a 41 year old father of a four year old from New York City. The last flare up I had before my current one, was just before she was born. Ironically, now that her brother is on the way, I am suffering yet another flare. I was diagnosed with moderate UC when […]
It has been six years and seven months or about 2,500 days since I’ve been living life after a doctor told me I have ulcerative colitis. But much more important than that basic fact, is that right now is the happiest I’ve been maybe in all my life, and if you are feeling the same, […]