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Recently Diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis

Hey all, I was recently diagnosed with ulcerative colitis within the past 2 weeks. Since Christmas time I started having stomach issues, and I tried to do things on my own to get better and nothing was working. Finally on January 14th, my symptoms were so bad that my parents took me to the ER. I was admitted to the hospital and I had a… Read More »Recently Diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis

Recently Diagnosed, Stomachs Been Hurting for a While

I have just been diagnosed with UC after a considerably long period of regular stomach pain, a gradual increase in tiredness, dizzy spells followed by the shock of seeing blood pouring from my back passage 4 weeks ago. My trouble first started about 8 years ago around the same time as I gave up smoking, I picked up a stomach bug which made me very… Read More »Recently Diagnosed, Stomachs Been Hurting for a While

Trust Your Gut…Even When it Hurts

I was diagnosed late 2008 by an internist in a town close to home. My bleeding, frequency kept getting worse. He continuously kept switching my “preventative” meds. If I saw the slightest bit of improvement I would think hopefully “ok now I will get better”…only to get worse again. I quickly read a few books to learn more. The first book kept saying how I… Read More »Trust Your Gut…Even When it Hurts

Elite Athlete with Ulcerative Colitis

I’m pretty happy I found this website as it is the most positive website I’ve found about ulcerative colitis. I was diagnosed a year ago and I spent too much time reading very negative and depressing accounts by people struggling with ulcerative colitis. This is just not the best path for someone who is newly diagnosed – especially if like me you have to wait… Read More »Elite Athlete with Ulcerative Colitis