Posted 10/5/2007 6:45 PM (GMT -7)
My daughter was 5.
Daughter 5, UC
Pentasa 2X2 daily
Omega 3
Folic Acid 1000mcg.

Posted 10/5/2007 6:54 PM (GMT -7)

synthroid .088 mg, lowpressor 50 mg x 2, cozaar 25mg x2, imdur 30 mg
nitroquick, proventol, plavix 75 mg, protonix 40 mg x 2, asacal 400mg x 9
carafate 1 gm x 4, zyrtec 10 mg, rhinocort aqua nose spray, fish oil,

Posted 10/5/2007 6:59 PM (GMT -7)
I was hospitalized at age 7 and had all the tests to determine why I always had a "stomach ache." They could not find anything except "an inflamed stomach." There was no treatment. I'm 51 yrs. old now. After suffering with symptoms all my life, I was diagnosed just last year with pancolitis.
  • Pancolitis since 5/06 at age 50, IBS since childhood
  • Degenerative Disc Disease/Spinal Stenosis - L4 and L5
  • Prescribed: Asacol, Atenolol, Zoloft, Synthroid, Menest
  • Prescribed: Xanax & Hydrocodone as needed
  • OTC:  Probiotic 15-35, Multi Vitamin, B Complex, Turmeric, Fish Oil, Biotin

Posted 10/5/2007 7:53 PM (GMT -7)
Ha! I'm definitely in the 41+ years. :-) Hee hee. I was dx'd when I was 46.

Remicade - will have my 19th infusion on November 1.
Imuran - 100 mgs....taken before bedtime
Vitamin B-12/Biotin, Probiotics

"Life is short -- make fun of it"
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Posted 10/6/2007 7:11 PM (GMT -7)
Its strange that you say that most people are diagnosed between 20-30yrs because UC is usually diagnosed in young people in their teens from everything I've read. Also the people with the most severe UC are usually the ones who are diagnosed when they are young. My GI told me that older people diagnosed don't usually suffer as severe of sx. Interesting Poll! My dx was at 16yrs.
Vikki, 28
dx with ulcerative colitis at age 16
prednisone 20 mg, colazal, entocort ec

Posted 10/7/2007 2:50 AM (GMT -7)
Mine was at 19. I think it would be interesting to see how often it's hereditary. No one in my family has ever had anything like UC, so I'm curious how many other people out there have no family history/a family history of UC.
Posted 10/7/2007 7:37 AM (GMT -7)
I was diagnosed when I was 5 years old although my parents think I'd had it since birth. I had my ileostomy when I was 10 years old and life has been great ever since.
I have had an ileostomy for 31 years now due to UC.
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I'm not a complete idiot - some parts of me are missing!

Posted 10/7/2007 9:00 AM (GMT -7)
I heard that the most common age "group" is 15-35.

I think a lot of the information out there is a bit out dated. They still say only 500,000 in the US dx'd. They said that in '03 when I was dx'd. There seem to be a lot of people dx'd since then. Also, a lot more people talking about it. I also heard that the 500k number was from those that were hospitalized. I know many that have never been hospitalized.
Pan-colitis and GERD diagnosed May 2003
Asacol 12 per day,  Azathioprine 75mg, Rowasa and Canasa as needed
Aciphex, Effexor XR, BCP, Rhinocort nasal spray
Culturelle, Biotin, Folic Acid, Forvia, Calcium, and B12
Osteopenia (hip and spine) from prednisone use.  Started Azathioprine because I was steroid dependent.
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Posted 10/8/2007 2:29 PM (GMT -7)
I had gastrointestinal problems from birth. My first proper flare was when i was 12 but i wasn't diagnosed until 3 years later.
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Posted 10/8/2007 3:44 PM (GMT -7)
31 here
Prednisone 10mg (2) tabs twice per day for one week- (then dr. wants an update) started Thursday 10-4-2007

Asacol 400mg (3) tabs twice per day- started Thursday 10-4-2007

-just came off Sulfasalazine (2) 500mg tabs twice per day

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