Ulcerative Colitis

Updated on November 26, 2007
K.H. asks from Goodlettsville, TN
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My son who just turned 19 has recently been diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis. Would like to chat with someone who is familiar with this problem.

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So What Happened?

I took my son for his 3rd GI doctor opinion on Monday, he immediately contacted a doctor at Vanderbilt to see him because of the pain and bloating - On Wednesday 11-21 we saw the 4th Doctor at 10:00 AM, he was immediately sent to surgery to have his colon removed, it had perforated in two places - we are extremely fortunate to even have him. Recovery is going really slow, he is terribly weak. Please keep him in your prayers.

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B.S.

answers from Clarksville on

K. go talk to someone at a health food store . My sister has chrones and put it in to remission a long time ago with Colidial Silver .

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C.S.

answers from Huntsville on

My husband was just diagnosed with this problem last Spring. He just turned 36. I have a lot to learn still but I feel like this disease is very treatable. I know that with the medicine and diet, it can go into remission.

C. S.

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E.K.

answers from New Orleans on

Hi, I had (have) ulcerative colitis. The first <i'll call it "episode" began when I was going through a stressful time in college. It was brought under control with medication. I had several subsequent episodes, each during times of extreme stress. Now that I am in my 40's I make it a point to have a colonoscopy every 2-3 years.
feel free to email me. [email protected]____.com

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K.T.

answers from Tuscaloosa on

I have read about this in my medical courses. Check out www.sparkpeople.com an dlook under health topics/articles. THere is a lot of information there about that.

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C.

answers from Johnson City on

Hi K. - I had Ulcerative Colitis 8 years ago, when I was 25. Mine was stressed induced and in the long run, mine was so bad I had to have my enitre colon removed. If you would like to talk further about my situation, you can contact me [email protected][email protected]____.com I'll be glad to do anything I can to help or answer any questions!
C.
PS - I NOTICE THAT THERE ARE SEVERAL PEPOLE THAT HAVE SAID THERE IS NO ONE TO TALK TO ABOUT CHRON'S OR COLITIS, IN KINGSPORT THERE IS A SUPPORT GROUP THAT MEETS MONTHLY AT COLONIAL HEIGHTS BAPTIST CHURCH - IT'S A CHRON'S AND COLITIS SUPPORT GROUP, THEY ARE VERY HELPFUL!!

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M.M.

answers from Knoxville on

I was recently diagnosed with Crohn's disease, which is the other form of Inflammatory Bowel Disease. If you want to talk about anything, feel free to e-mail me at [email protected]____.com

I hope your son doesn't suffer too much. I suffer with severe abdominal pain during my flare ups. Feel free to write at anytime. It would be great for me as well to talk with someone who is going through something similar. As of yet, I have not found anyone with my disease to talk to about it. It's hard to understand if you don't experience it yourself.

Thanks and your son will be in my thoughts and prayers.

M. Mayes

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E.W.

answers from Chattanooga on

K.,

I am so sorry about you son. That is a painful disease. I don't have the ulcerative colitis but I do have chrones disease which can act the same, is just as paiful, can cause the ulcers or leasions that have to be removed and I have spent weeks at a time in bed very close to a bathroom. However, 10 years ago, I discovered a product that now has me under control. It is called Reliv. A friend of mine introduced it to me in 1997. She gave me 4 samples to take home over a weekend and I was off from work for 3 days after taking it!! However, she started me off wrong on the product and after consulting the company, I started on 1/4 doses and worked my way up. At the time, I was only getting my periods once every 3 to 6 months and one month after starting the product started a period early and they have been on time ever since. What this product did for my chrones is phenominal! Six months after I started the product, I went back to the doctor for my scheduled exam. He did a upper and lower GI and found no ulcers or leasions. Now I have friends that have chrones disease that have had miles of intestines taken out. I have never had an operation yet on my intestines.
About 4 years ago, I was out of work and could not afford the product and I was off of it for 6 months. The chrones reared it's ugly head and I was heading for the operating room as I had developed several leasions that were deteriorating in my body. I got a job, started back on the product and healed. I now only have occasional mild bouts of the chrones IF I eat things that will aggrevate it, so I make it a point to stay away from certain foods.

If you decide to check out the website, it is reliv.com. I am on the Reliv Classic, which is packed with vitamins and minerals, Fiberstore that gives me the fiber I need and Innergize to help me with my energy level. This is a powder formula and you can mix it with fruit and make a shake out of it in the blender with ice, or just shake it up with water and drink it down. If you have any questions, you can email me any time. [email protected]____.com and I will be happy to help you and answer any questions.

For more info on the colitus, log onto WebMD.com. That is a wonderful resource to find info on medical conditions. Good luck to your son.

E.

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