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Introduction: 64 year old retired banking executive born in Minnesota, raised in Northern California, lived in 7 states and now living in the Southern California desert. Colitis Misdiagnosis: Like many of you I was finally diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis after tests for celiac disease and other maladies. What is particularly interesting is that I was diagnosed 9 months after a colonoscopy when I was given… Read More »Misdiagnosis

Knowledge = Happiness – My UC Story

Originally my purpose for writing about my Ulcerative Colitis was purely for therapeutic reasons, but given the opportunity to write about my experiences, so others may gain some understanding was to good to pass up. I am currently 24 years of age; I was first misdiagnosed 3 years ago. After 6 months of suffering in silence because of stubbornness, I finally went to see my… Read More »Knowledge = Happiness – My UC Story

Side Effects of Prednisone are As Bad as the UC Illness, Help!

I am currently tapering off prednizone I feel like the side effects of prednisone and other medications I am on are as bad as the illness itself. I was diagnosed with UC at a severe level at the start of 2010 and I am still struggling to get into remission but slowly getting  there. I am a 15 year old teen and I can’t go… Read More »Side Effects of Prednisone are As Bad as the UC Illness, Help!