Introduction: Hi, my name is Melissa. I’m 42 and was diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis in 2006. I initially took Asacol but eventually was up to 4 pills, 3x a day. Steroids were the next step. That is when I went to a naturopath and eventually had testing done to see what foods I am sensitive to. For several years, eating well and avoiding the “bad”… Read More »It’s Back – Stomach Cramps, Nausea, Vomiting and Diarrhea
My name is Michelle, I’m 35 years old and I have UC. I was diagnosed in Dec 2005, one month after my daughter was born. I currently have 3 children (via c-section) (4, 2, and 1)…so needless to say its a little busy around here. I have had flare ups before but always have been under control with a short dose of prednisone. In April… Read More »Mom of 3 and Dealing with A Nasty Colitis Flare, It’s not Easy
Last Thursday I had a colonoscopy. This was a check up as I had not had a scope in over two years. So I went through the usual preparations of cleaning my bowels and fasting. On the day of the scope I recieved the good news that my Colitis is now mild instead of severe which to me was huge seeing as I have Pancolitis… Read More »And so it begins!