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 […]
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 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.
About nine months ago I went to my doctor and told him I had an uncomfortable feeling in the right side of my lower abdomen . At that time he dismissed it as gas and I excepted his answer and continued with my life.
I have never been in remission and struggle to get out and about without the occasional reluctant help of loparidamide(imodium) due to the ridiculously frequent BM’s. On the plus side I have no pain and for the last 18 months have rarely seen blood. I also remain positive regarding eventually getting into remission without an […]
Brief Intro so you can get a feel for Ann: About 1972 (27yrs old) mother of 2, was told by my MD that I had Proctitis and should not do stool tests as there would always be blood in it. There was no internet and so knew very little about it. Wasn’t sent to specialist […]
I am 32 years old. I have had Ulcerative Colitis for almost seven years now. I am married and have the most amazing husband. I truly adore him. :) I like to go to the gym and do a lot of cardio exercises. I enjoy swimming and trying all sorts of new restaurants. Lara’s Story […]
Hi Everyone, I’m a 51 yo female and was diagnosed with UC when I was 34. Like you all, I’ve had many ups and downs with the disease. Ulcerative Colitis Symptoms Right Now: Currently coming out of a flare. Have had bleeding, loose stools, gas, cramping, bloating Liz’s Story I never thought I’d write but […]
Hi everybody and thank you for following the website. I hope that everyone is finding some time to enjoy yourselves in a specially take part in some relaxation during the summer months. As many of you know I was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis back in October 2008. At the time, my disease was extremely severe […]
Meet Conor: Im a graduate Biomedical engineering student (Graduating August cant wait!). I love the gym/ played rugby hurling and outdoor soccer(Slowly i will work my way back to gym and cycling in next few weeks!). Hoping to get a job in Engineering soon but i want to be full of energy and in a […]