Remicade

Remicade is a medication that affects the immune system and is prescribed for Ulcerative Colitis patients who are not responding to other medications. It is administered through an IV usually into your arm.

Fighting My Way to Remission

Intro: 47 year old male living in upstate NY. Diagnosed with UC about 3 years ago. Have been in remission for close to two years now. Some more about Me: Always researching the latest meds, probiotics and diet for maintaining my remission. Symptoms: No symptoms. In remission for 21 months!! Fighting My Way to Remission I’ve been reading stories and questions on this website since… Read More »Fighting My Way to Remission

The Life of a Traveling Patient

Intro: Hi, I’m Yael and I’m 19 years old, diagnosed with UC in February 2013 after a year of heavy blood loss. I received 2 blood transfusions. I was put on oral prednisone.It didn’t work. I was then hospitalized for a week, while they tried IV Prednisone- also to no avail. From then on it’s been 400 mg Remicade/2 months and 50 mg 6mp tablets/day.… Read More »The Life of a Traveling Patient

Have I Cursed My Daughter with a Bad Gut?

Intro: I’m currently 27, dealing with UC since I was 20. I’ve been on every medication under the sun –> asacol, lialda, simponi, etc. Finally settled on remicade (it’s working like a CHARM). I’ve been through countless HORRENDOUS flares and many, many rounds of steroids. Finally feel like I have it more under control, but still keep this HORRIBLE disease in the back of my… Read More »Have I Cursed My Daughter with a Bad Gut?

There’s Life After Diagnosis!

Introduction: I’m 19, from Dublin, Ireland. I was diagnosed with Severe Pancolitis on 6th September 2011 after struggling with symptoms from late 2010 – Early 2011. I was very sick by the time of medical intervention, requiring a 9 day hospitalization with blood transfusions. For the last 2 years I’ve been pretty well, and been in almost complete remission since March 2012. Some more about… Read More »There’s Life After Diagnosis!