Journey
Living With Ulcerative Colitis

SLIDESHOW

8 Tips for Coping With Ulcerative Colitis

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Day-to-day life with ulcerative colitis (UC) can be a major challenge. This inflammatory bowel disease affects the digestive tract, and during flare-ups can cause abdominal pain, fever, and weight loss.   View slideshow

MY STORY

Ulcerative Colitis Made My Teen and College Years a Nightmare

How one girl made it through multiple diagnoses, several surgeries, and college life.
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When I went to college, things got worse. I basically didn’t leave the dorm my freshman year. I was really sick—worse than when I was living at home. I don’t know if it was the stress or because I was away from home or eating different food. After my freshman year, I was almost becoming agoraphobic; I didn’t want to leave my room because I was afraid I wouldn’t be able to find a bathroom. I was exhausted and had stomach aches all the time.  Read More

SLIDESHOW

8 Websites for People With Inflammatory Bowel Disease

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Check out 8 great blogs and websites that offer real-world tips and advice for people with ulcerative colitis or Crohn’s disease.   View slideshow

CALENDAR

Daily Tips for Coping With Inflammatory Bowel Disease

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Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis are chronic conditions in which social support matters as much as the medication you may take every day. The reality is that living with inflammatory bowel disease can be physically and emotionally difficult.   View calendar

Moving? How to Cope with Ulcerative Colitis During Transitions

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Support is particularly important during transitions—say, moving to a new city or starting college. New stresses, schedules, and types of food can trigger a potentially devastating flare-up.  Read More

MY STORY

How I Got My Ulcerative Colitis Under Control

Leigh Stein found the right medication and lifestyle changes to get the disease under control.
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Leigh Stein found the right medication and lifestyle changes to get the disease under control.  Read More

MY STORY

I Struggled With Ulcerative Colitis During Pregnancy

Leigh White proves that just because you’ve been diagnosed with ulcerative colitis doesn’t mean you have to stop living.
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During 2005, I got pregnant while in remission, but then I had a flare-up again. I was afraid about taking medication while pregnant—at that point I didn’t even want to drink coffee because of the caffeine.  Read More

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