Archive | December, 2013

I Hate My Guts, Trying Not to Hate My Life

Meet Sarah: My name is Sarah and I am a 33-year-old Boston native who hates her guts. I was diagnosed with UC in October 2013, but my symptoms began right around the end of July/beginning of August. Blood was the first sign something was wrong, even before frequency, pain and fatigue. I went downhill pretty […]

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Finally Ready to Share

Introduction: Hola! My name is Yasmin, and I have Ulcerative Colitis. I’m actually approaching my second year after my official diagnoses. Colonoscopy? I’ve have four. Endoscopy? I’ve had two of those. Oh yeah, I’m only 20, I work full time, and I am a full time student. It’s safe to say that trying to balance […]

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New to Eating SCD

Intro: 57 year old female diagnosed with mild case of UC in 1996, have had regular colonoscopies for the last 10 years, every 1 to 3 years that always show some minor inflammation even when in remission. Some more about me: I live on a 5 acre property on an island. Have a grown son […]

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Are You Drinking What I’m Drinking?

What Up Colitis Readers, It’s almost Christmas time, and whether you celebrate it or not, it’s pretty cool to see trees and houses all lit up isn’t it? I think so. But there’s also something pretty cool about this time of year, hanging out with old friends, family, people you might not see too much, […]

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Creating Your Own UC Diet

Intro: I’ve had UC for nearly ten years. I’ve gone through the standard medicine cycle, from Pentasa to Methotrexate and Infliximab; the last two were the only medicines that had any noticeable effect. As of early 2013, I’ve completely changed what I eat, and I’m currently following the SCD and am medicine-free. Some more about […]

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Currently I’m Symtom Free

Intro: Hi, my name is Gary. I was diagnosed with UC in 2006, which was my first year in high school. I am currently 21 years old and live in Bakersfield, CA. Some more about me: I’m a pretty quiet, laid back person. I enjoy spending time with family and friends, playing video games, cooking, […]

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Long Time Reader, 1st Time Writer!

Introduction: Hi! I am a 34-year-old wife and mother of a 3 1/2 year old. I suffer from Ulcerative Proctitis – one of my 4 current diseases. I also have a love of dogs, including my 2 small pups. Originally from Chicago, I’ve lived in the tri-state NYC area for 8 years now (just moved […]

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Question Regarding Blood Thinners and UC

Introduction: My name is Joyce and I am a 55 year old woman who is living in the sunny state of Florida. I was hospitalized and then diagnosed in April 2012 with Ulcerative PanColitis. I was in remission until recently when I was put on the blood thinner Coumadin. I am currently med free for […]

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Hate to Have the Doctors Check My Butt

Introduction: I have UC due to radiation therapy in the pelvis area…The doctors have tried different medications to stop the bleeding..I have had two colonoscopies and have ruled out colon cancer. I am now trying mesalalina enemas every day for two weeks. Hopefully it will work. Some more about me: I am 83 years old […]

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