Colitis Stories

Below are the complete list of stories that have been submitted by users of the website. They are mostly written by ulcerative colitis patients (UC’ers), but there are also some stories from parents, family, and friends of UC folks too. Some stories are about the initial diagnosis while others are about hard and sometimes happy times that follow after you know for sure you have UC.

Track Bowel Patterns Like a Pro

With ulcerative colitis or another chronic gastrointestinal disease, you know how important it is to understand the patterns of your bowel movements. Tracking patterns can tell you a lot about how the diet and lifestyle choices you make every day influence your GI health. It can also help you and your doctor monitor your condition and the effectiveness of treatment. Now there’s a new, high… Read More »Track Bowel Patterns Like a Pro

UCeris / Budesonide Sachets for UC Flare

How a Bad Ulcerative Colitis Flare Started and Stopped (Part 2)

Thank you again for watching the video, and a very big thank you to Dr. Neil Stollman, https://www.eastbaygi.com/our-team/neil-h-stollman-m-d-facp-facg-agaf/ Also, some other interesting details some of you might be interested in: When I walked into the hospital in Spain (Valencia’s La FE hospital) I presented to them my European insurance card, which I received in the Czech Republic. This costs me about $90/month, the rates just… Read More »How a Bad Ulcerative Colitis Flare Started and Stopped (Part 2)

How a Bad Ulcerative Colitis Flare Started and Stopped (Part 1)

AdamI started site  shortly after being diagnosed in October of 2008 with severe pancolitis (when my whole colon was inflamed). For me, it was a very rough start with severe symptoms.  Getting bounced from medication to medication was not easy or too helpful.  But, I did meet another UC’er, changes several parts of my diet, and of course the rest is history. Leave a comment,… Read More »How a Bad Ulcerative Colitis Flare Started and Stopped (Part 1)

Newbie

Hello my name is Diane…I’m a retired grandmother.I like reading and computer games…love traveling , although Ulcerative Colitis has made this a little harder to do. I live in Sydney.. like going to the gym…and going places with my family. Symptoms: I have just been diagnosed with UC….it is mostly on the left side and mild at the momentI have reasonably mild pain..loose stools with… Read More »Newbie

comic Long Ulcerative Colitis Remission

Melatonin and Fasting (2 New Ulcerative Colitis Management Ideas)

I recently sent an email asking for any tips for managing Ulcerative Colitis (to everyone on the Newsletter Group), and I received several comments. Two of them I want to share with you as they haven’t been highlighted before on the site, so a big thanks to both David and Rod for sharing the ideas with me! Below are the messages I received, first the… Read More »Melatonin and Fasting (2 New Ulcerative Colitis Management Ideas)