I am 75 and diagnosed with UC in 2015 which I think was caused by months of antibiotics for infection after surgery. Current Symptoms: Bloody watery diarrhea with little stool,cramping,bloating and urgency. Awful fatigue and weakness and lightheadedness Karen’s Story: I am currently in a bad flare which has been going on for months. I am losing a lot of blood and watery stools. I… Read More »Karen’s Severe Flare Story
Flares are one of the most hated parts of life for ulcerative colitis patients, but they are nearly inevitable so we just can’t avoid them completely. Below is a very long list of stories centered around different people from around the world living with UC who are in the middle of a flare. Some of the stories include solutions on how to get out of these situations and others are looking for answers. Read the stories and the comments to gain a full understanding of what its like to have active UC symptoms.
Thank you again for watching the video, and a very big thank you to Dr. Neil Stollman, https://www.eastbaygi.com/our-team/neil-h-stollman-m-d-facp-facg-agaf/ Also, some other interesting details some of you might be interested in: When I walked into the hospital in Spain (Valencia’s La FE hospital) I presented to them my European insurance card, which I received in the Czech Republic. This costs me about $90/month, the rates just… Read More »How a Bad Ulcerative Colitis Flare Started and Stopped (Part 2)
AdamI 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,… Read More »How a Bad Ulcerative Colitis Flare Started and Stopped (Part 1)
Meet Victoria: I’m a 42 year old female and I’ve had UC for 16 years, was diagnosed at 26. Once I got my diagnosis and was treated with a rectal steroid for 2 weeks everything cleared up and didn’t have a flare up again for 11 years and now I’ve had 3 in the past 4 years. I don’t have any allergies or intolerances that… Read More »Working and Traveling During a Flare
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 medicine occasionally. I follow a strict diet and plan to… Read More »Diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis Via Biopsy, I’m a Pilot and Can’t Afford Frequent…