I have enjoyed reading this forum and finally had the courage to register today! This forum has been so helpful to me as I was just diagnosed with UC on June 18th. I was admitted to the hospital a couple of weeks ago with severe abdominal pain, diarrhea, bleeding, and vomitting. At first I thought I had a bad case of a stomach bug. I am a preschool teacher and many of my kids at school were sick with a stomach bug! Anyway after the denial wore off and I wasn't getting anytter I went to the hospital and many tests later the official diagnosis of UC was given. It should not have been a complete shock to me as my brother was diagnosed with UC 15 years ago and had to have his intestines removed because he didnt respond to any of the medications he was given.
I don't want to go on and on and bore everyone with my story, but I just wanted to introduce myself and thank everyone for all the great information! I look forward to being part of this forum.
Currently I am on prednisone and Lialda to try and get my UC into remission.