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My Ulcerative Colitis Experience and Colonoscopy

I have never been in remission and struggle to get out and about without the occasional reluctant help of loparidamide(imodium) due to the ridiculously frequent BM’s. On the plus side I have no pain and for the last 18 months have rarely seen blood. I also remain positive regarding eventually getting into remission without an […]

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A Lifetime with IBD

Brief Intro so you can get a feel for Ann: About 1972 (27yrs old) mother of 2, was told by my MD that I had Proctitis and should not do stool tests as there would always be blood in it. There was no internet and so knew very little about it. Wasn’t sent to specialist […]

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Concern about Biologics

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. […]

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Link Between Thyroid Cancer and UC?

I am 32 years old. I have had Ulcerative Colitis for almost seven years now. I am married and have the most amazing husband. I truly adore him. :) I like to go to the gym and do a lot of cardio exercises. I enjoy swimming and trying all sorts of new restaurants. Lara’s Story […]

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My Vitamin E and Ulcerative Colitis Story

Hi Everyone, I’m a 51 yo female and was diagnosed with UC when I was 34. Like you all, I’ve had many ups and downs with the disease. Ulcerative Colitis Symptoms Right Now: Currently coming out of a flare. Have had bleeding, loose stools, gas, cramping, bloating Liz’s Story I never thought I’d write but […]

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The Struggle and Beauty of UC

Nearly two and a half years ago I met a woman that I have fallen in love with. I knew from the beginning she was someone I could marry! We were very compatible with our personality, and values. I fell in love with her soul and inner beauty. She had so many beautiful qualities. However, […]

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Summer of 2017 & My Colitis Update

Hi everybody and thank you for following the website. I hope that everyone is finding some time to enjoy yourselves in a specially take part in some relaxation during the summer months. As many of you know I was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis back in October 2008. At the time, my disease was extremely severe […]

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My Brave Fight with UC

Meet Conor: Im a graduate Biomedical engineering student (Graduating August cant wait!). I love the gym/ played rugby hurling and outdoor soccer(Slowly i will work my way back to gym and cycling in next few weeks!). Hoping to get a job in Engineering soon but i want to be full of energy and in a […]

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5 Year IBD Anniversary

Hello all, my name is Kyle and I am a teacher from a little town in Washington State. It has been quite some time since I put an update out on iHaveUC, and I apologize for that, but I haven’t had a whole lot to report regarding my, formerly UC, now Crohn’s disease. What makes […]

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A Newbie to Ulcerative Colitis at 71

Diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis at 71 I’m a male 71 yeas old and was diagnosed with UC about 6 weeks ago! Previously I had occasional bleeding hemorrhoids for several years. About 1 year ago I had more frequent episodes with blood in my stool and mistakenly thought it to be the hemorrhoids, probably some denial […]

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Very Scared of What Lays Ahead

I’m a 60 year old male from the United Kingdom, 6 weeks into being diagnosed with UC and pneumonia. Fumbling around trying to find out what I can and can’t eat. Some more about Tony: 2017 in January approx. 16-17 I began to lose weight at an alarming rate through having diarrhea which lasted about […]

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