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 who are very helpful even though they don’t really know… Read More »My Insides are on Fire!
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.
Introduction: Hi, my name is Melissa. I’m 42 and was diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis in 2006. I initially took Asacol but eventually was up to 4 pills, 3x a day. Steroids were the next step. That is when I went to a naturopath and eventually had testing done to see what foods I am sensitive to. For several years, eating well and avoiding the “bad”… Read More »It’s Back – Stomach Cramps, Nausea, Vomiting and Diarrhea
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 stools. Arm and leg pain. Bloating. Bowel movements upwards of… Read More »Intense Abdominal Pain – Jerry’s Colitis Story