About a month ago I was diagnosed with UC. After reading up on several UC support group websites, I pretty much thought life was over and I assumed my colon would have to be removed. Prior to being diagnosed, I spent my entire workday running to the bathroom in my classroom every 10 minutes. I don’t know how I managed to evade going to the… Read More »Diagnosed with UC and Now Taking Lialda
Right after you are diagnosed with ulcerative colitis, it FOR SURE is an awful time. With doctor appointments nearly every day, and medications needing to be picked up from the store and countless visits to the bathroom each day…it’s not a fun time. But like other parts of UC, the diagnosis period is part of the process to getting things under control and the stories below detail first hand experiences of what it is like.
Hi everyone, my name is Sara, and my mom has just been diagnosed with UC. She had a colonoscopy 2 weeks ago, and she was put on Asacol that same day. Things have gotten really bad since that day and now she can’t even keep the soup from the intro diet in her. She has a lot of blood and mucus and pains like contractions… Read More »My Mom has UC, Asacol Is Not Working, HELP US
Hi, my name is Ciaran [42yrs] and I live in Ireland. I’ve just been diagnosed with UC at start of April 2010, after weeks of becoming the best friend to many toilets in my local vicinity. I am really tired and feeling pretty shocked by it. On meds [pred’s and salazopyrin] and was doing ok until last week when I fell ill [headaches nausea], still… Read More »Just Been Diagnosed with UC – HELP
First off: for those people who have been dealing with UC for years, allow me to give you a standing “O” (or in my case a sitting, grunting AAAaahhh). I was diagnosed with UC this week and it has been the most painful, gut wrenching, fatigue inducing experience of my whole life. I’m starting to believe this condition is just as mental as it is… Read More »Just Diagnosed with UC This Week