Archive | March, 2012

Colitis But Not UC?

Symptoms: I haven’t been formally diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis, but UC is the closest thing to the diagnosis that I do have. My symptoms are largely diarrhea with steatorrhea. I guess I’m lucky because I don’t have any bleeding. When I’m symptomatic I get really tired. I’ve attempted the SCD diet a few times, but […]

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Tena's Story - 17 Years of Ulcerative Colitis

Tena’s Story – 17 Years of Ulcerative Colitis

Introduction: I have been struggling with ulcerative colitis for 17 years now. I have been on many medications including prednisone for five years straight which took a great toll on my body. I just recently graduated nursing school and have two beautiful daughters. I was very young when I was finally diagnosed, literally on my […]

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My Insides are on Fire!

My Insides are on Fire!

Introduction: I was officially diagnosed as having UC 3 weeks ago but been suffering for last 2 years. I was also diagnosed for Coeliac Disease 7 years ago and have been on a gluten free diet since then. I am 39 years and married to a very supporting and helpful husband. We have 2 girls […]

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My Life Now – Not an Eating Disorder

Introduction: I am 46 on Sunday, and have UC, pancolitis. I have had tummy issues all my life, hated being thin. Tons of test and was always told it was just to much acid, did all the meds and nothing worked. My family thought it was an eating disorder and would push food. I hated […]

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When Do You Go to the Hospital?

Introduction: 43 year female, full-time employed, married, 2 children 14 and 3. Never had any stomach/intestinal problems before. This is REALLY effecting my life, constantly worried that a bathroom is available UC Symptoms: bloody stool, mucus, urgency, bloating Officially diagnosed with UC in 2008 (after giving birth to my second child) after the first colonoscopy […]

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Is Bloating Common With Ulcerative Colitis?

Introduction to Tam: I was going through a very stressful moment in my life recently and attributed the constant diarrhea to stress. However, going 15-20 times a day is not normal at all. My Colitis Symptoms: I now do not have diarrhea but have severe upper abdominal pain and vomiting for the past 3 days…unsure […]

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Allie Needs Moral Support

Allie Needs Moral Support

Introduction: I live with someone who has Ulcerative Colitis and I wish to help her start a network of people who understand where she is coming from. I am doing this, and not her, because she is pretty stubborn and shy. Ulcerative Colitis Symptoms: bleeding, abdominal pain, nausea, diarrhea, hopelessness, depression Hi. First off, I […]

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Where Did My Ulcerative Colitis Go?

Where Did My Ulcerative Colitis Go?

Introduction: I’m Bev…I’m a 48 year old gal…I live in beautiful British Columbia, Canada…I was diagnosed with proctitis in 1999, then UC a few years later…now, I apparently have pancolitis (total colon involvement). I have had this disease for 13 years. Symptoms: None…I can’t believe it!! I was diagnosed in 1999, after four courses of […]

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Gut Reaction- My GI Story

Introduction: My name is Kelly and I’m an Occupational Therapist working in an industrial setting (folks working on a production line making cars) I’m married to my best friend and we have 2 beautiful daughters. My husband is the one who found the books, Breaking the vicious cycle (Gottschall) and Raman Prasad’s Colitis and Me, […]

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Ulcerative Colitis, in San Diego

Ulcerative Colitis, in San Diego

Introduction: My name is Eric, I’m 34yrs old and have been diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis in December of 2011. Since then I’ve experienced a very different world in diet, and life. I workout 6 days a week, run 5-6 miles at least 3x a week, and take a lot of vitamins. Still, I’m very fatigued, […]

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