Posted 1/11/2008 5:16 PM (GMT -7)
I have UC and my older cousin has Chrons. Our grandfather had either UC or Colitis but was never formally diagnosed. We do however know that he suffered from bowel problems since his teens and was discharged from the army for dysentery. He died when my father was 16 (38 years ago), and the topic was nearly forgotten about until recently because he hid it from his children.

Only when I and my cuz were diagnosed did grandmother make this connection and tell us about this.
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Posted 1/11/2008 5:57 PM (GMT -7)
No other incidence in my family.I have two Aunties and an Uncle on my Mothers side,two Uncles and an Auntie on my Fathers side.From this generation,I have ten cousins.I also have two brothers.I am the only one from my generation or the two preceding generations(that I'm aware of)that has an IBD.

Families are very large collections of people,there are bound to be times when this disease hits more than one person in a family.My personal view is that there isn't sufficient evidence to suggest it's a generic illness.Some of you will disagree,especially those with offspring that become afflicted,and I really do sympathize with you.However,for those of you wishing to start a family,I think it would be somewhat rash not to,in fear of your offspring developing this disease.

Easy for me to say!I'm a 36 year old single male,so the right time to start a family has almost sailed ship and,to be honest,was never really a desire of mine.But I can say this,if I did want to start one,my UC wouldn't even be a consideration.As I said before,I'm the only one in my family with an IBD,so I see no evidence to worry.

I guess you all have your own story,many with a very different perspective,but that's how I view things from my own family history.
Posted 1/12/2008 12:49 AM (GMT -7)
my grandman on my dads side has it and her sister. that whole side of the family has gastro, colitis, bowel problems and diseases.
i guess i take after that side.
steph - 31 - female - diagnosed UC in 2000
started as proctitis, went to pancolitis..then went back to left side only to splenic flexure.
last 3 weeks have been fabulous with no UC symptoms at all = remission (yey!) 
prednisone = finally finished!!!  woohoo!
1000mg mesalazine 2x day - 1/2 1/4 oxycodone every 6 12 18 hours (weaning)
calicim, inner health plus (probiotic), fentalyn patch for pain and to wean off oxycodone
VSL#3 didnt work - Aloe Elite didnt work - Budesonide didnt work
prednisone finally made me puff out on my last week of taking it ... bugger!

Posted 1/12/2008 12:13 PM (GMT -7)
my mom and my nephew has it.

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Posted 1/12/2008 2:16 PM (GMT -7)
My dad has UC and my brother has Crohns. Whoop-de-doo!
Diagnosed Ulcerative Pancolitis
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