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.

Feeling Hopeless and Needing Encouragement

Feeling Hopeless and Needing Encouragement

Introduction: I’m 26 and I live in Portland, OR. I was diagnosed with UC when I was 16. I am currently in school for my MSW degree and working part time as a counselor. Symptoms: I’m having mild symptoms at the moment: consistent diarrhea, some joint pain, some cramping, always bloating, some urgency and lots […]

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UC on the Subway

UC on the Subway

Intro: My name is Dana–I’m 25 and was diagnosed with UC two years ago. I’m a writer, currently living in sunny Santa Barbara, CA. When I’m not in the bathroom, I’m hiking, beaching, or holing up in my room reading The Hunger Games. Symptoms: In the midst of a flare-up My Story: I’m sure there’s […]

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My Insides are on Fire!

My Insides are on Fire!

Introduction: I was officially diagnosed as having UC 3 weeks ago but been suffering for last 2 years. I was also diagnosed for Coeliac Disease 7 years ago and have been on a gluten free diet since then. I am 39 years and married to a very supporting and helpful husband. We have 2 girls […]

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Intense Abdominal Pain – Jerry’s Colitis Story

Introduction: My name is Jerry. I have battled UC for 18 years. I am 30 years old and born and raised in Indiana. I am otherwise a very active happy person. I consider myself normal, but have found that controlling this disease is anything but normal.. Colitis Symptoms: Intense abdominal pain. Urgent bowel movements. Bloody […]

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