Archive | May, 2012

Patiently Awaiting Remission Once Again

Intro: I am a 26 year old female from North Carolina, was diagnosed June of 2011. I have had 3 flares up since and just had my second colonoscopy. Symptoms: I am currently in a flare up, lots of trips to the bathroom, fatigue and pain. My Story: I just had my second colonoscopy this […]

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Help South Africans with Colitis

Introduction: My name is Cebile Abegail Mnisi I am 26year old South African with a fulltime job as an Admin Controller plus a National Diploma in Business Management Symptoms: Joint pains Diarrhea with lot of blood Anemic Back pains My Colitis Story: I have been living with Ulcerative colitis since i was 3 years old […]

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A Pile of Dirty Dishes

Bio: My name is Katryna and I’m a 32 yr old single mother of two from Brighton, UK I was diagnosed in 2005 with Pancolitos. I typically flare at least twice a year. My Symptoms: Frequent diarrhea, urgency, AWFUL joint pain, extreme fatigue, loss of appetite. My Story: I find myself on the brink of […]

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In my experience I have found that eating a very strict diet has helped me. I believe what lead to my 5 year remission was cutting wheat, dairy, sugar and red meat.

Just Another Frustrated Girl with UC

In my experience I have found that eating a very strict diet has helped me. I believe what lead to my 5 year remission was cutting wheat, dairy, sugar and red meat. The FREE iHaveUC eBook “Ulcerative Colitis Tips” is made available to all members of the 15,000 person newsletter group INSTANTLY. It is several […]

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I'm New to UC and Pretty Nervous

I’m New to UC and Pretty Nervous

Introduction: My name is Ryan Mossburg, 23 years old. I am a student and a pizza delivery boy. I am an avid skateboarder, guitarist, and unfortunately a food junkie. I love to travel and just hang out with my friends. My Symptoms: I have abdominal cramps, bloody stool, extremely frequent painful bowel movements(about 15 a […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Flaring Like the 4th of July...

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Sometimes It Takes Two...

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 […]

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