In the past few months, there has been a bombardment in news flashes and media talk about the connections between Crohns disease/Ulcerative Colitis and acne medications. So, I thought I would do some research to try to figure out what the hype is all about. I myself have not tried Accutane, but I have several friends who most definitely have, and my guess is that… Read More »Accutane and Ulcerative Colitis, Studies Are Showing a Link
I am so glad to have found this site! Although our bodies are all going through a terrible time it is a real comfort to know I am not alone. I was told i had UC after the birth of my second child 6 yrs ago. I was on Pentasa for about a yr and weened myself off it, was trouble free for 5 yrs… Read More »Leg and Knee Joints Sore, Loose Stools, Weight Loss, Colitis?
I was Diagnosed with UC 5 years ago. I work at sea on old wooden boats and was a week away from land when the symptoms that we all are familiar with started. Sailing is very physically demanding and as the week went on, I couldn’t eat, had severe stomach ache and was passing basically nothing but blood. When we got to land and i… Read More »5 Years with Colitis, No to Prednisone, Hello to SCD
What an awesome page. Adam, you are really providing an awesome service to the “IBD Community”! I just checked “I might have UC, not sure yet” because my official diagnosis is Crohn’s disease, although my symptoms are that of UC and I’m being treated like I have UC. When I had my colonoscopy, there appeared to be healthy tissue between scars from a previous flare… Read More »Diagnosed with Crohns Disease BUT Symptoms of UC
23 Year Old Guy Taking Steroids, Azathiaprene, Topzole, and other meds for Colitis, No Workie Right Now
I am a 23 year old male was diagnosed with UC in September of 2008. My condition has not gone into remission ever since. I have been on ASACOL 1.8g 3 times a day. But it did not help at all. I in December 2009 I was admitted into hospital due to side effects of prednisone that I was taking. I had developed peptic ulcers… Read More »23 Year Old Guy Taking Steroids, Azathiaprene, Topzole, and other meds for Colitis, No Workie Right Now