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.

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 who are very helpful even though they don’t really know… Read More »My Insides are on Fire!

It’s Back – Stomach Cramps, Nausea, Vomiting and Diarrhea

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

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 stools. Arm and leg pain. Bloating. Bowel movements upwards of… Read More »Intense Abdominal Pain – Jerry’s Colitis Story