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Date Joined Jun 2008
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   Posted 6/12/2008 8:47 PM (GMT -6)   
I have really only one quick question.  To this day nobody has really explained to me what ULCERATIVE COLITIS is.  So, what is it?  And what do I have to look forward to? 

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Date Joined Oct 2007
Total Posts : 320
   Posted 6/12/2008 9:08 PM (GMT -6)   
Here you go - happy reading :-)

A really good, well rounded primer on Ulcerative Colitis thanks to Wikipedia.
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  • 28yo male. Brisbane, Australia. Diagnosed at 16yo. Currently enjoying severe pan-colitis.
    - Participating in the Golimumab trial as of 1st May, 2008;
    - 2x Colazide, twice a day; 25mg of 6-MP a day; 1xAllopurnol;
    - 1x teaspoon of Metamucil 3 times a day;
    - 1x BIOCeuticals UltraBiotic 45 + 1x SB FlorActiv twice a day.

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Date Joined Apr 2008
Total Posts : 499
   Posted 6/12/2008 9:16 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi and welcome!
-I am surprised your doctor didn't explain more, that is frustrating.
-U.C. is an inflammation of the lining of the intestine of the colon (also called the large intestine) and the lowest part of the colon, the rectum. It is a form of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), and it is a chronic (lifelong) condition. Cause is unknown. There is no known cure. People with U.C. alternate between flare-ups and periods of remission throughout their lives. You could be in remission for many many years. This website is wonderful. I was recently diagnosed and this site has become a wealth of information to me. Browse around on it and slowly start learning.
-Best of luck to you. You can lead a normal productive life. Try to relax, I know it is easier said than done.
Take Care, Bellski
Lori (Bellski)-age 43 from Illinois
Diagnosed February 2008 with Ulcerative Proctitis, possible dysplasia
Currently: symptoms have subsided, awaiting biopsy results for dysplasia
Medications:  Asacol 400mg X 6, Cymbalta 20 mg X 1, Canasa (sometimes) Vitamins:  Calcium 600 + D X 2, One a Day Women's X 1, Citrucel, Probiotics
High fiber diet
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