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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.

Orange Juice

One of the questions I had right after being diagnosed was about OJ.  Can I drink it or not with Ulcerative Colitis? I always thought that orange juice was not a good thing for me to be drinking for my colitis because it contains so much acid.  Truthfully, I don’t even know how OJ compares on the acid scale to other juices.  So, I decided… Read More »Orange Juice

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Side Effects from Humira

First of all, thank you for coming to this website.  I really enjoy receiving emails and messages from the wide range of people who visit these posts. Back in January of 2009 I was started on Remicade.  This is a drug which you take via an infusion, and it is approved by the FDA for Ulcerative Colitis.  For me, I traveled down to the PAMF… Read More »Side Effects from Humira

Going To A Dinner Party with a New Diet

How to not go home hungry from a dinner party? January 16, 2010 One of the early challenges I have faced with dealing with my Ulcerative Colitis is realizing that I can still do everything I was doing years ago, just with a few minor modifications.  This has not happened overnight, but since it has now been over 5 months of feeling well again, I… Read More »Going To A Dinner Party with a New Diet

Gluten Free Pizza For Dinner Tonight

Has anyone tried eating a gluten free pizza with Ulcerative  Colitis? Well, tonight, we decided to do a little test.  Actually, we did this about two months ago and things worked out alright, no side effects from the pizza, but this is going to be a very rare occasion either way.  Back in the old days, I ate way too much pizza, plenty to last… Read More »Gluten Free Pizza For Dinner Tonight

The Best Part of All

Visit this page on the site to write your story: CLICK HERE (the colitis venting area, as it is known) Adam 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,… Read More »The Best Part of All