College Student

22 year old college student diagnosed with UC in January 2012. I am happy to have such a great group of friends and an understanding family; they have been so supportive and helpful. Thank you.

Firm to Loose Stools During a Bowel Movement

Symptoms: BM 3-5 times a day. hard stools followed by looser stools. My Colitis Story: Hi fellow UC’ers, I have a very important question to ask you. Is it common to experience hard then soft stools during a bowel movement? Or with each progressive bowel movement? I was diagnosed earlier this year with U.C. via colonoscopy. I was put on prednisone and lialda. I’ve tapered… Read More »Firm to Loose Stools During a Bowel Movement

Never Come Off the Medications (On Your Own)

Introduction: I’m a 21 year old college student. I was diagnosed with UC – pancolitis – early this year in January. Almost went into remission when I stopped my meds. Worst decision ever. Will never do that again. Symptoms: Currently my symptoms are: urgency, frequency (3-5 times a day) My Story: Hey guys and girls,I am 21 years old. I’m a senior in college. I… Read More »Never Come Off the Medications (On Your Own)

Is Prednisone the Miracle Drug?

Introduction: I am a 21 year old male here in the States, finishing up my last semester here at college. now THIS. 4 weeks later: am I finally seeing the light at the end of the tunnel? My Colitis Experience (With Prednisone) I have been healthy my entire life. But that all changed 4 weeks ago: Diarrhea. Week 1.  At first I thought “Okay, probably… Read More »Is Prednisone the Miracle Drug?