I was diagnosed with UC twenty years ago. I have had no hospitizations or surgeries due to my UC thus far. I take oral meds (Budesonide, Asacol)as well as rectal ones (enemas, foam). I now have colonoscopies yearly. My last one was in December 2016 and I will have my next one in two months. I am currently recovering from a really rough flare that… Read More »Concern about Biologics
Some stories from ulcerative colitis patients who have used Asacol which is another 5-ASA mediaction to help treat their UC symptoms.
Hey UC’ers, I need your help. A longtime user of the site is looking for some insight into what might be going on with Asacol and Delzicol with regards to their healthcare coverage in the United States. Below is the email I received: Hi Adam, I so appreciate your site! I’ve had UC since 1988 so it’s great to hear others’ experiences. My question is… Read More »Asacol HD and Delzicol No Longer Covered by Insurance
Intro: I am a husband, father of 3 wonderful children, CEO of 2 growing practices (financial advisory and tax/accounting) with a great business partner & friend, exerciser, basketball player/coach, and a good movie & good book enthusiast. Originally diagnosed with ulcerative colitis back in July 2013 (right in the middle of vacation!). Twitter handle is @martyfed. Some more about me: I am originally from Northeast… Read More »My Adventures In The Land of UC
UC Since August 2012. Symptoms began right after Invisalign treatment started. Nothing angers me more than hearing a doctor state the following – “We don’t know what causes Colitis, but we know diet has nothing to do with it.”
Meet Hanneke. She talks about her 11 years in remission. Hanneke actually wrote: “That’s what my doctor calls it. I do have very minor flare ups and since I have this for so long I feel exactly when it’s coming up. I manage it myself with my meds. I never really go into a full blown flare up. I have colonoscopy/endoscopy every 5 years and things look calm. I am using mesalamine suppositories 500 mg.”