If you’re Hiroshi, Masaki, Yoshitaka, and a bunch of others from Japan who completed some research that was published in February of 2013…I’m pretty sure that you’re answer is going to be a big fat, “YES! Life events can indeed cause/induce colitis flares”. So once again, I was spending time reading through PubMed and another recent study was begging to be read. It’s title is:… Read More »Can Stressful Life Events Cause Colitis Flares?
The Final 2 Questions and Answers from the Colitis Stress Survey: (once again, all data was gathered from 151 UC patients who participated on August 8th, 2012) Question #5: Are there any particular UC symptoms that you think are “more” related to stress compared to others? (131 people responded to this question) Overall poor digestion and exhaustion. Yes the feeling that I am going to… Read More »Colitis and Stress 151 Patient Survey Results – Part 4
The following information is the second part of the Colitis and Stress Survey (Questions # 2 and 3) that was conducted on August 8th, 2012 with the help of 151 UC patients who are part of the iHaveUC newsletter. The first part of the survey, in case you have not read that yet is located here: Colitis and Stress Part 1 The Colitis Stress… Read More »Colitis and Stress 151 Patient Survey Results – Part 2
The time has come for a survey that is unique in so many ways, but at the same time so easy for UC’ers to relate to. The percentages and numbers may be surprising to you, or they may be just as you had expected. One thing is for sure, stress is a part of everyone’s life, and many of us have quite a bit in… Read More »Colitis and Stress 151 Patient Survey Results – Part 1
Introduction: I am a 48 year old mother of 3 beautiful children ages 22, 20 and 15. I have been a substitute teacher for 7 years. Colitis Symptoms: Current meds: Rowasa enema every night. .375 Apriso @ 4 pills daily. Just started Prednisone @ 40mg. Fortunately, I’m very responsive to prednisone (I’m 4’11” 108lbs.) last week, however, I was in the bathroom 30 times a… Read More »I Took Off My Blinders…Finally!