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American-Australian with Arthritis, Tendonitis, Mouth Symptoms & More

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

UC Plus Bonuses

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 is a diagnosis not a diagnosis?

…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?