What should we all be making of the Corona Virus (COVID-19) and our respective IBD/ ulcerative colitis?
I most definitely do not have all the answers to that tall question.
But, together, I’m sure we can come up with some useful ideas.
The graph listed above I found earlier while searching on PubMed for some recent studies involving IBD and Ulcerative Colitis and the Covid19 virus. You can go to the webpage with this same chart here: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7194599/figure/fig1/
I would definitely encourage you to read the whole study to give you an even better understanding of what some gastroenterologists believe to be the case, here is that link: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7194599/
Big Disclaimer: make sure to talk to your doctor if you have any concerns over anything in the graph or study from above.
As the overwhelming majority of UCers are using some type of medication to help control their symptoms, you have a good chance of seeing your medication listed with some recent opinions by doctors and scientists regarding how the virus may affect/effect you. Now bear in mind that not all the possible UC medications are listed, but there are quite a few.
What would be really interesting to learn is what you have been told by your gastro doctor, or the doctor who is treating/working with you.
And, of course it would be great to hear how some UC’ers have done with battling both UC and Covid-19 at the same time? Here are a few questions:
- How has Covid-19 changed the way you manage your ulcerative colitis?
- What are some interesting ideas you have learned from your doctors about covid?
- Any bits of advice that is covid-19 related?
- If you have had covid, did it affect your UC symptoms?
- Heck, what was covid like if you did have it?
It has been such a wacky year filled with lots of curveballs. I’m sure it is not just me who had plans fully derailed by the effects of the coronavirus. Maybe you had some lifechanges directly as well.
Stay safe everyone, and as more information on the Covid/UC topic becomes available, I’ll do my best to keep updates.
Happy Thanksgiving to the Americanos and wishing you all a nice week,
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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.
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