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Just Turned 34 – Diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis – Confused/Lost

Intro: I am from London (UK), born and raised and just turned 34. I am well traveled and I am proud to have friends from all walks of life, countries and backgrounds. I like technology, cars and generally bit of a big kid. I always try to help people in life in whatever I do. I have been diagnosed with UC on my left side… Read More »Just Turned 34 – Diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis – Confused/Lost

Question for the Smokers

Sophie has quit smoking 7 years ago, but has recently started smoking cigarettes again to see if they will also help her gain some control of her ulcerative colitis symptoms. She previously read some of the smoking related stories here on iHaveUC and so far she appears to be…

Smoking and UC

Introduction: I am 43 years old, male, white. I was diagnosed with UC in 1996. I worked in the cruise industry for 14 years and now live in Vancouver, Canada. I play golf at every opportunity. My Symptoms: I currently have my symptoms under control but I do experience flare-ups from time to time. Generally a flare-up goes through stages. It begins with some gas,… Read More »Smoking and UC

Smoke and Live

After starting and stopping smoking so many times throughout the years, there seems to be a pretty compelling case that there’s a connection between the two for some UC patients.