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Colitis and Working out

Author Image arniestrebe
Joined Aug 11, 2019

I was diagnosed in 2008.  I was misdiagnosed in 2007 and was told I had hemorrhoids and that's why I was bleedi... read more

My story

Author Image LeslieAnaya
Joined Aug 4, 2019

Hi y’all  my name is Leslie and I’m 18 year old and I was just diagnosed with ulcerative colitis and th... read more

So far

Author Image Audlou1
Joined Aug 3, 2019

I got diagnosed in Fall of last year when I was 14. I had lost 23 pounds and had abdominal pain for weeks. I was very fa... read more

Feeling Lonely

Author Image BangsMarr
Joined Aug 2, 2019

I am Bernadeth, originally from the Philippines. I am 20 years old and I just got diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis. So,... read more

Newbie with UC just want ...

Author Image Allyg2020
Joined Jul 31, 2019

Hi I was diagnosed with UC about one month ago. I went 2 weeks going to er after er and being sent home with no explanat... read more

Long time comming

Author Image rwshea
Joined Jul 30, 2019

I was diagnosed with mild/mod UC a few months ago at age 56, although, looking back, I had symptoms going on for a coupl... read more

College student with ulce...

Author Image KikiJo5
Joined Jul 24, 2019

Hi everyone. I am a 30 year old college student and a few months ago I was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis. I had expe... read more

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Author Image Jsandula
Joined Jul 21, 2019

My daughter

My daughter is 6 and newly diagnosed.  Currently she is on methotrexate and prednisone for the last three months . ... read more

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Author Image NANCYJUMP59
Joined Jul 19, 2019

extreme exhaustion with U...

I have had UC for over 10 years now.  I haven't felt good for a long time.  Last fall my GI on first test ... read more