Welcome to this ulcerative colitis website!
You can read other ulcerative colitis patients detailed stories here.
Afterwards, you’ll realize you have many options to treat your colitis, and that should make you feel ALOT better.
Watch the brief Welcome Video explaining the “ihaveuc.com” site:
Questions, Answers, and Experiences with Ulcerative Colitis
This information is for the Ulcerative Colitis Group around the world to learn about the disease from many different patient’s first-hand experiences. There are over 400 different stories ranging from medication side effects to great diet ideas, to ideas on recognizing and getting out of a colitis flare. Some of the UC patients who have contributed first hand stories are recently diagnosed all the way up to 30 year UC veterans. The goal here is to answer as many questions as possible about ulcerative colitis from other UC people’s first hand experiences. Also, there are some videos about foods and drugs for ulcerative colitis, nothing which has won an Oscar yet. We are not doctors, diet specialists, or medical students, just average folks who have UC and for me(the guy chopping wood below,) I am doing better with making diet changes. I have just recently come out of a flare without using any medications. If you are wondering on where to start reading on this site, you are free to go here, where there is the background of me(Adam, the guy in the videos) prior to being diagnosed with UC and then details of why I finally went to the doctor and became a diagnosed ulcerative colitis patient.
You Can Add your Story to the “Stories” Section of the website and receive replies via comments from the rest of us below:
Enjoy the video, and I apologize for the slight vacuum noise in the background
How did this website start?…here’s the deal. A group of us, all who suffer, struggle, and in many cases are beating ulcerative colitis, have decided to share our stories with the rest of the colitis world. When you read something and have further questions, please make comments on the site! I recommend you also join the newsletter group at the top right.(You will get an email when new stories are added to the site.)
The best would be if everyone who visits adds a little to the website with your own ideas and advice or questions. You can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org whenever you like. Leave comments at the bottom, and make sure to join the mailing list(top right, you will get a notification when there is a new story added to the site!)
Let’s say you are here but don’t have UC…well…that’s OK too. We still like you…:)
This site is also meant for family members, nurses, doctors, and anyone else who knows ordinary people who are dealing with Ulcerative Colitis too. The website is based off of personal experiences, feedback from family members, and real life medical records. Your comments are always welcomed, and we would be happy to try and answer any questions you have. Ulcerative Colitis was/is tough on our lives, but it is possible to get back to a normal life again. For me, it used to always be “How are your feeling?” when I would meet a friend, co-worker, family member etc… those days are finally over.