Meet Amit: I’m a Program Manager at large credit card company, 47, male, Chicago, Ulcerative Colitis diagnosed in 2009, married with two kids and otherwise a healthy human being. On my 6th drug for UC out of a possible 7 or 8 per my GI and potentially nearing surgery decision. Some more about Amit: I […]
Below are the complete list of stories that have been submitted by users of the website. They are mostly written by ulcerative colitis patients (UC’ers), but there are also some stories from parents, family, and friends of UC folks too. Some stories are about the initial diagnosis while others are about hard and sometimes happy times that follow after you know for sure you have UC.
I am taking New Roots Probiotic Recovery that has 120 billion live active whole cells, and 20 strains. I am in my third month now. I recently had a bad stressful situation and no blood, cramps, nothing…
Hello my name is Sally and I was diagnosed in 2008 with UC. I think I am finally on the correct site to post my thoughts and concerns. Some more about Sally: I was in the wine trade for many years and was in buying and selling wine. I did a lot of tasting too. […]
My name is Talat and belong to Pakistan, I was diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis by biopsy test. I used Masacol for few months and then quit as I still had loose stool and was not comfortable. I started using Ayurverdic Indian medicine and got better, but now I get frequent episodes of constipation and use […]
While I’m happy to know that things are looking good inside of me, I’m freaked out about not getting the treatment I need when I STILL HAVE PAINFUL FLARES. I’m trying to get a hold of the records from my first doctor to show my new doctor but I haven’t been able to get them […]
My name is Fitsum Masresha. I have been diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis 8 years ago. Recently I have had my second colonoscopy. It went very well! I look forward for the third one.
Meet Roxy: Roxy, I believe I have posted 2 years ago before. Here’s an update! Mild UP is back, but mild symptoms fading away on its own after 2 weeks. Nevertheless going Dr to get meds up my butt since I got a colonoscopy yesterday. Some more… Full time mother, and although busy, I love […]
I have been too much of a chicken to get my colonoscopy completed, although it has been over 5 years since I had one last time, and I can blame that only on myself (no matter how many excuses I can come up with), but this experience was certainly a surprise and I would highly […]
I would like to know from other users if they have also experienced any type of random muscle / joint pain and any skin conditions such as hives or psoriasis. My primary doctor ran a full metabolic panel which showed I test positive for ANA’s ( antinuclear Antibodies )
The following day I got a colonoscopy and it was diagnosed as UC…MY Life Changed Forever. I felt happy for an answer to my pain but emotionally wreaked by the result. I felt lost, lonely and emotionally drained.
Is there a connection between blood type and your diet and ulcerative colitis, let’s find out! We are getting more and more interested in this topic here on the site and it is time we explored this a bit further! So take a few minutes to watch the video that will act as a brief […]
My family has been the most supportive people in my life since pre-diagnosis and even after the diagnosis. Whenever I’m at home my parents ensure I eat what does not aggravate my symptoms. When leaving the house they assist me to get all that I may require while I’m outdoors.
I’m terrified of what the future holds, I cry most nights since my diagnosis and just hope that this disease doesn’t take over my life since my daughter relies on me 100 percent.