Intro: My name is Kate, I was diagnosed about 14 years ago and last had a colonoscopy about 15 months ago. I had a brief remission for six months following a colonoscopy Three years ago. and been ill ever since. It was an extremely stressful time in my life, so there goes the theory that stress induces flares. Some more about Kate: I’m American-Australian, living… Read More »American-Australian with Arthritis, Tendonitis, Mouth Symptoms & More
My Background: I have a cluster of auto immune diseases as well as ulcerative colitis. I have rheumatoid arthritis and Hashimoto’s thyroiditis. The UC remains severe and uncontrolled and was diagnosed 4 years ago and fails to respond to any and all treatments (just out of hospital a week ago) and I am taking part in a drug trial out of desperation, but it looks… Read More »UC Plus Bonuses
…when it’s not really definite! So , I got to see a consultant gastroenterologist last week. A very pleasant young man. He said I had Inflammatory Bowel Disease, but it was difficult to diagnose whether it was Colitis or Crohn’s, but because of some of my other symptoms, i.e. mouth ulcers, joint aches etc, he thought that it was more than likely to be Crohn’s… Read More »when is a diagnosis not a diagnosis?
I had my third Remicade infusion on Friday last week, 3/26. It actually wasn’t the coolest experience since I had a reaction within an hour of it starting. The Benadryl made me feel awful the first time I took it, so I had half the amount for my second infusion, and a ¼ the amount for my third infusion. However, my throat starting swelling after… Read More »3rd Remicade Infusion and Frustration