Ulcerative Colitis Tips

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Torn.. Please Help – Should I Go On Disability

Introduction: Hi. I’m a single mom in mid 30’s diagnosed with UC in 2010. I’ve had one hospitalization for almost a month this past year and needed almost 6 months to recover. My Symptoms: Just recovering from an almost month long hospitalization last winter. I’m almost out of the woods with occasional pain and side […]

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New FDA Update Regarding Humira Being Approved for Colitis

Quick Update for all of you who are wondering about and/or interested in the followup regarding the FDA’s approval of Humira. Back in August (link to original story-here) you may remember we talked about the approval process that the Food and Drug Administration was taking regarding Abbott Laboratories anti-tumor necrosis factor (TNF) medications that blocks […]

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Neverending Emergency Room Visits

Introduction: I am a 25 year old mother to two boys ages 5 and 2 and a wife to a soldier about to deploy. I was diagnosed with moderate uc in April 2011. I feel like this disease has taken over my life and I am constantly in and out of the hospital. My Symptoms: […]

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Colonoscopy Prep - Are You Pumped For Yours?

Colonoscopy Prep – Are You Pumped For Yours?

FIRST OFF, for any newcomers to the site, I would like to apologize for the introduction you’re getting to iHaveUC, you’re gonna see a whole bunch of crazy stories on this site for sure, and I’m hoping you won’t see another like this from me for another 3-4 years. But for all you old-timers (Shelly, […]

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There Is Hope, So Don’t Give Up

Introduction: I’m 39 and was diagnosed last year (Nov 11), I’m currently serving in the Royal Air Force as an Aircraft Engineer and was just working up to running a half marathon when ulcerative colitis stuck. I started having frequent trips to the toilet with blood and lots of mucus then the pain in my […]

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My Fast and Furious Journey With UC

Introduction: I am a 43-year-old mother of two awesome school-aged kids living in Cleveland, OH. Although I’m not currently employed d/t UC, I’m a clinical counselor specializing in emotionally and behaviorally challenged kids. I was diagnosed with UC December 2011 that became toxic very quickly, so had a temporary colectomy in Feb, 2012. I enjoy […]

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UC – I Have No Family History Of Any IBD

Introduction: 20 year old Canadian actor. Diagnosed in February. I’d prefer to keep myself mostly anonymous for privacy reasons, But i will say that i am anxious to hear your thoughts on my little story. My Symptoms: Not many. Which is what I wanted to post about. My Story: Hey guys. So my strange story […]

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My Gut War

My Gut War

Introduction: My name is Laceigh and I’m from central Washington born and raised, I’m 20 will be turning 21 in a month and a half (YES!) I have had Ulcerative Colitis for 4 years. I work a full time Monday through Friday job, have an awesome boyfriend that’s really good at making me laugh as […]

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Does It Actually Ever Get Better?

Does It Actually Ever Get Better?

Introduction: Not really sure where to begin! I am 25 years old from the UK and was recently diagnosed with UC (July)- well doctors are like 80% sure. I work as a finance analyst and I reckon my lifestyle is what got me here. Lots of stress long working hours and poor eating. My Symptoms: […]

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From UC to Colectomy to J-pouch

Introduction: I am a 40 year old male who was diagnosed with UC in 1995 during my college years. I was also diagnosed with the secondary diagnosis of Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis (PSC) in 2009. My Symptoms: I no longer have any UC symptoms as I underwent a total colectomy on Sept. 9, 2012. Prior to […]

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