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I started site  shortly after being diagnosed 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:) I've written 2 different ulcerative colitis ebooks, you can check them out here. And, the Free eNewsletter, which has important updates can be joined here.


IBD Clinical Trial Involving Saffron

Quick update to all those interested, especially for those in the Washington DC area of the United States. A longtime user of the iHaveUC site sent me an email recently to explain how a clinical trial is going on and open for enrollment. It is listed on the master of clinical trial webpages here: Last night I messaged the lead investigator of the trial… Read More »IBD Clinical Trial Involving Saffron

Getting Moderna Shot 2

Just a little video about moderna shot #1 and in an hour I’ll be getting g the second moderna shot for the Covid virus. Of course hoping no serious side effects or adverse reactions come up, but we will have to just wait and see. The first shot was a piece of cake, with nothing weird to report other than a very slightly sore upper… Read More »Getting Moderna Shot 2

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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?)