Archive | Flares

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.

VictoriaM

Working and Traveling During a Flare

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 […]

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Living Through Severe Ulcerative Colitis

Meet Sean: About a year after moving to Portland,Oregon, I started going diarrhea 30-50 times a day while working as a mover. There was so much blood in every stool I passed, well I ignored this for about 2 years and just loaded up on anti diarrhea pills I bought at the grocery stores. I […]

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