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“Extraintestional Manifestations”

Hello fellow colitis people. Quick update on me…still flarin’ big time…veered away from SCD for a little while seeing I was just getting more ill and losing a ton of weight. I had to…but I have the intention of going back if and when I ever heal up. I’ll give it another whirl if that ever happens!¬†Still on prednisone (can’t seem to get off that… Read More »“Extraintestional Manifestations”

Mom of 3 and Dealing with A Nasty Colitis Flare, It’s not Easy

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

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What to Expect When Treating UC with Prednisone

Taking steroids for ulcerative colitis is very common.  Most of the other UC patients that I have met have been treating their ulcerative colitis with prednisone at some point in time.  It turns out that prednisone is one of the older drugs that exists for treatment of UC symptoms. Like any medication for any disease, the big question most people have is what can be… Read More »What to Expect When Treating UC with Prednisone

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!