Adam

I started site and the eNewsletter(you can join that below) shortly after being diagnosed with ulcerative colitis in October of 2008 with severe pancolitis (when my whole colon was inflamed). For me, it was a very rough start with severe symptoms.  Getting bounced from medication to medication was not easy or too helpful.  But, I did meet another UC'er, changes several parts of my diet, and of course the rest is history. Leave a comment, ask a question, take advantage of our past experiences here, use the search boxes, they are your friends to0:) Remember while using the site that: UC symptoms and flare ups don't last forever and no two people are the same. You cool with that?  good! now get on our newsletter so we don't forget about you.

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How Can You Go on a Long Hike With Ulcerative Colitis

So, a few days ago I received a message from a mother of a UC’er asking about people who had experience hiking the Appalachian Trail with ulcerative colitis. For those who don’t know, that particular trail is in the Eastern United States and runs from Georgia up to Maine. The length is around 2,200 miles or 3,500 km. Most people don’t hike the whole trail… Read More »How Can You Go on a Long Hike With Ulcerative Colitis

Dr. David Rubin MD

COVID-19 Vaccine Thoughts from a World Class IBD Doctor

The time is getting close with regards to several different vaccines being ready for the general public to help combat COVID-19. For those of us living with ulcerative colitis, it is once again a crossroads of tons of information, decisions we need to make, and trust in ourselves and the healthcare system. Not an easy time, but we have all been here many times before(well…minus… Read More »COVID-19 Vaccine Thoughts from a World Class IBD Doctor

Ulcerative Colitis medications and COVID-19

How COVID-19 Interacts with Ulcerative Colitis (Who has 1st Hand Experience?)

What should we all be making of the Corona Virus (COVID-19) and our respective IBD/ ulcerative colitis? I most definitely do not have all the answers to that tall question. But, together, I’m sure we can come up with some useful ideas. The graph listed above I found earlier while searching on PubMed for some recent studies involving IBD and Ulcerative Colitis and the Covid19… Read More »How COVID-19 Interacts with Ulcerative Colitis (Who has 1st Hand Experience?)

Quick Update, thanks for asking Julie, you are too sweet, plus a Water tip

This was a quick story in the form of a video mainly about the idea of adding more water than usual to my daily routine the past few months and how I think it has definitely made a positive impact on my life and general health.  The goal is that others should be able to give this a try without too much hassel if you… Read More »Quick Update, thanks for asking Julie, you are too sweet, plus a Water tip

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Some Updates In The Time of Corona Virus Plus Lemon Myrtle Tea News

Hey UC’ers, What a crazy past few months for just about all of us eh..? I have been way absent from the site, but wanted to jump on to give a few quick updates. First is from a woman with IBD who is starting a Podcast for all of you, check out the message below: Hey Adam! I just wanted to e-mail you to inform you that… Read More »Some Updates In The Time of Corona Virus Plus Lemon Myrtle Tea News