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Our Stories

Life With a Rare GI Condi...

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Joined May 2021

My journey with IBD began in January of 2018. I started suffering from extreme GERD, stomach pain, loss of appetite. Thi... read more

My Life With UC

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Joined April 2021

As a child, I was always sick - stomach flu, sore throats, ear infections, constant diarrhea. No one seemed to know why,... read more

My life with my disease

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Joined March 2021

Hi. My name is Leora. I started feeling an awful pain in my stomach a little over a year ago.  The pain quickly sp... read more

Community Forum

Just diagnosed when will ...
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Joined Jul 26, 2021

Hi! I am 21 and was diagnosed with UC in December of 2019. I began my treatment with mesalamine pills and enemas. This seemed a to help for a little b....

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Just diagnosed when will ...
Author Image juliaw
Joined Jul 26, 2021

Hi! I am 21 and was diagnosed with UC in December of 2019. I began my treatment with mesalamine pills and enemas. This seemed a to help for a little b....

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Weight loss/CMV/Mental He...
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Joined Jul 26, 2021

Hi! I recently started remicade after being hospitalized after I posted this... since then, my symptoms have improved. I still have issues but have ma....

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Expert Q&A

Diet & Lifestyle

Q. I’ve been reading a book Plant Paradox for patients with UC? Is a plant-based diet beneficial for ulcerative colitis patients? What are the pros and cons?

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Diet & Lifestyle

Q. I am a 71-year-old female and have just been diagnosed with ulcerative colitis. What would be the best multivitamin for me to take and the best probiotic? I am also diabetic.

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Diet & Lifestyle

Q. I have microscopic colitis and struggle with frequent diarrhea. I use OTC anti-diarrhea medications as needed. I want to take a more natural approach to controlling diarrhea. What are some foods or complementary therapies that can help control diarrhea?

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