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
How one girl made it through multiple diagnoses, several surgeries, and college life.
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
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
Leigh White proves that just because you’ve been diagnosed with ulcerative colitis doesn’t mean you have to stop living.
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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