Paul, you are not normal

Paul, you are not normal

My GI doctor said that to me once.  I think I had told him that I just want to live a normal lifestyle.  If you have Inflammartory Bowel Disease (IBD), you probably want to be normal again as well.  Well, I had to face it, I do have to do things differently than people who don’t have […]

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I have a UC and Keeping my Secret

I am from Jordan I have been diagnosed with multiple ulcers in my colitis back in  2003 and it’s moderately active, but for two years before my diagnose I suffered from the symptoms not knowing the reason , bleeding, lost of appetite ..etc So when I was first diagnosed I had a name for my […]

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My Story

I was diagnosed with UC March of 2009, but my story begins much earlier than that! When I went to college in the fall of 2003, my food palate expanded to all sorts of new foods in the school’s cafeteria. I soon realized that I couldn’t eat certain foods because they caused me to have […]

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the symptoms so far…

My name is Carol , I am 52 and live in West Dorset by the beautiful Jurassic Coast. ,.I have stumbled across Adam’s site whilst looking for more information. I am still waiting for diagnosis, having had biopsies taken 10 days ago, my appointment with the gastro guy is 6 April…the word colitis was mentioned […]

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My Drugs

okay, today is March 8, 2010 and I have now added another drug to my list of medications I’ve taken, as well as another drug they’ll be giving me in the coming months. I thought I would type out a list of all my drugs to better give an idea of what some people might […]

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Humira Drug Information

Some More Details on Humira: I was cleaning out the medicine cabinet today, and besides throwing out some old bottles of prednisone, azathioprine, and hydrocodine, I came across the “Drug Counseling Information” for Humira.  This counseling came with the monthly overnight shipment of Humira from the drug company that was contracted to sell it to […]

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The Spoon Theory

I recently came across this article written by Christine Miserandino (www.butyoudontlooksick.com), called the Spoon Theory.  People always ask me what it’s like being sick with a chronic illness and it’s always been hard to explain. When I came across this article, it was as if I had a small epiphany, and I realized what an […]

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Welcome to My World

hey everyone. my name is Ash and I have ulcerative colitis – or to be more specific, pancolitis – which means my entire large intestine is diseased. I’ve had every medication and experienced and tried almost everything known for the disease.  here’s my story. I was diagnosed back in February 2006.  some people have symptoms […]

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My First Remicade Experience

The Day Before I was really worried about what it would be like to get my first Remicade infusion. I have only been there to visit people or to go to the emergence room when I was little! I didn’t even know what I could do, eat or bring with me while I was there. […]

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some good stuff coming soon, not just me rambling

The FREE iHaveUC eBook “Ulcerative Colitis Tips” is made available to all members of the 15,000 person newsletter group INSTANTLY. It is several pages of tips gathered from other people living with Ulcerative Colitis, and has ideas which can be put into action immediately. You will need to enter your email, and confirm the email […]

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Ulcerative Colitis Flare

When are you having a flare? Here is a video with me speaking the text from below, feel free to watch it or read the full story underneath. That’s a difficult question right? Well, maybe not really. If you are taking 1-2 craps/day and then all of a sudden move towards 4-10, I think most […]

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