Colitis

Welcome to I Have Ulcerative Colitis

This website is dedicated to everyone who is currently suffering with the inflammatory bowel disease ulcerative colitis.  The good news for all of us is that there are many people who also have our disease, and with a bit of reading and some help from others who have dealt with UC, we can all make the most out of our lives and be happy once again.

For several years, I was living undiagnosed, but in all kinds of pain and full on fear of what was happening to me in the bathroom.  There were times where I could not believe that the human body was really supposed to function as mine was.  Looking back on it now, it is a complete mystery that I did not talk to doctors sooner about my ulcerative colitis.  I was simply afraid of what might be happening to me.  That was my mistake.

To everyone who has already been diagnosed with ulcerative colitis, I salute you.  And to everyone who is concerned that they have something wrong with their digestive system but are not sure what to do, I know what you are feeling as well.  Infact, probably every person who eventually has been diagnosed with colitis knows what you are going through.  There is hope though, I am proof of it, a normal life is totally within reach.  Ulcerative colitis is not the end of the world, nor is it something to be ashamed of.  There are medicines to help treat the disease and all kinds of other interesting non-medicine based approaches as well like diet.  I am a big believer in diet, mainly because I have had such great success with following the book: Breaking the Vicious Cycle: Intestinal Health Through Diet.  I would recommend everyone read that book which you can buy on Amazon.  It has saved me almost two years now of doctor’s visits, and gotten me my life back.

The website is broken down into different sections:

Please take some time and read through the different sections, I am sure you will learn quite a bit.  If you have any questions, feel free to make comments and you will receive a reply.

Food

Medications

Symptoms

Health Insurance

Flares

Surgery


Questions and Answers for Colitis Topics

Whether you are experiencing pain for your first time, or newly diagnosed, or a vetran ulcerative colitis patient, you are bound to learn something new here.

Ulcerative colitis is similar and different for everyone it affects. That’s for sure.

This entire website is based off of patient’s questions and answers from other colitis patients.


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