The Element of Freedom

Bio: I am from Kathmandu, Nepal but am currently staying in Doha.  I am 32 and a mother of a 15 month old baby, I’m staying home from a long time due to Ulcerative colitis.  I love to travel. Symptoms: Extreme fatigue,Flare-up with blood in stools,stomach cramps,joint and muscle pain,lower back pain. My Story: HeIlo […]

Jeckyl and Hyde

Bio: 34 year old married father of 3 who I adore. I have had some sort of issue or another with poo since I was Diagonosed with Ulcerative Proctosigmoiditis in June 2011. Symptoms: Current symptoms: A little blood, loose stool, mucous, and major urge in the morning. No diarrhea. Going anywhere from 4 to 7 […]

Flaring Like the 4th of July…

Bio: I am a 25 year old teacher from Minnesota. I was an athlete my whole life, played basketball for over 15 years. I’ve always had stomach/digestive problems but they started with extreme constipation. At one point when I was 17, I was constipated for roughly 2 1/2 months. Needless to say I ended up […]

Not All with UC are Young, Y’know

Intro: Retired (VERY retired: 82 and counting) living in Washington State. Don’t know how long I’ve actually had this problem but was first diagnosed about 10 years ago, put on eight sulfasalazine a day, promptly reduced by me to four, and just last month dropped altogether. Symptoms: Query: Am I the only older-than-dirt UC person […]

Ulcerative Colitis and Relationships

Introduction: I am 21 years old from Massachusetts and was just recently diagnosed with UC in August of 2011. I have no family history of IBD so the diagnosis came as a bit of a surprise. It has been difficult dealing with symptoms and also balancing school, work, and continuing doing the things I love […]

Sometimes It Takes Two…

Intro: My name is Cortney and I am 20 years old. I am currently wife to the love of my life who is battling the physical, mental and emotional pains of Ulcerative Colitis. My Husband’s Colitis: The main reason I’m writing this entry is not for my husband, but instead as encouragement and to connect […]

Distressed in Dayton, OH

Introduction: I am a 28 year old female from Ohio that was just diagnosed with UC April 2012. I am currently in the process of finding a better GI doc. Symptoms: My symptoms I currently have are but not limited to…… abdominal cramps, abdominal area feels like it has its own heartbeat, bloody stools, exhausted, […]

Light at the End of the Tunnel

Introduction: I am a 35 year old male. I live in the UK. I was diagnosed with UC 12 years ago, at the age of 23. I always had minor problems with mz health since mz childhood. Asthma until the age of 12, knee problems until age of 20, then UC at 23. Symptoms: I […]