side effects

How to Report Medication Side Effects to the Authorities

Reporting side effects is dang friggin simple.  You can do it all online in most countries too. I want to let you know how to do it effectively so we can all benefit from the local authorities and drug companies keeping track of this. Surprisingly drug companies and doctors don’t often let us know how to do this, but don’t worry, I’m going to tell… Read More »How to Report Medication Side Effects to the Authorities

Prednisone Questions

Introduction: I’m Jessica, a teenager with ulcerative colitis. Currently doing very well and just trying to get my life back on track from an awful flare! My Symptoms: Currently besides side effects from medicine I am symptom free! It’s great! My Story: Hi everyone! I have written a story on this website once before when I was first diagnosed with UC, the title I believe… Read More »Prednisone Questions

Methotrexate Update

Well, this month marks my 10th anniversary since my first flare-up of pan colitis.  I remember how scary that was – not knowing what was wrong.  It’s hard to believe that it’s now 10 years later and I am about to take my 24th and final dose of methotrexate this week and I have to say that it has really helped my UC. I began back… Read More »Methotrexate Update

Trying Methotrexate for UC

Well, I’ve had two colonoscopy exams this year and they are still showing mild to moderate UC up to about 25cm. I have been getting remicade infusions for four years now so my Doc decided to send me up to the Melissa L Posner Institute for Digestive Health and Liver disease at Mercy Hospital in Baltimore, MD. I went and had a good discussion with… Read More »Trying Methotrexate for UC

Taking Prednisone and Getting Married in a Month

My Ulcerative Colitis Story: Hi Everyone! This is my first post and wanted to get some helpful advice. I was recently diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis a couple weeks ago and started Colazal with no improvement. My doctor now wants me to start Prednisone but I am terrified to get the physical side effects. I am getting married in exactly a month and can’t afford any… Read More »Taking Prednisone and Getting Married in a Month