How I Get a Good Night’s Sleep — Even With Ulcerative Colitis | My Take Personal Stories| Everyday Health

A bout one-third of adults in the United States don’t get enough sleep, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention — and for people who are dealing with the symptoms of ulcerative colitis, nodding off can be extra challenging. At one point, Jordan Wilson, a My Take Ulcerative Colitis contributor, found himself running… Continue reading How I Get a Good Night’s Sleep — Even With Ulcerative Colitis | My Take Personal Stories| Everyday Health

What It’s Like to Be Misdiagnosed Before Learning You Have Ulcerative Colitis | My Take Personal Stories

T he symptoms of ulcerative colitis can overlap with those of other gastrointestinal disorders, like Crohn’s disease and irritable bowel syndrome, or IBS. This was certainly the case for Laura Steiner, a My Take Ulcerative Colitis contributor. When Steiner had her first colonoscopy, her doctor told her that she had inflammation that was probably caused… Continue reading What It’s Like to Be Misdiagnosed Before Learning You Have Ulcerative Colitis | My Take Personal Stories

Holiday Tips From People With Ulcerative Colitis | My Take Personal Stories

F or people with ulcerative colitis, that is the (very big) question. “I really have to weigh out the pros and the cons of how much I’m going to eat,” says Jordan Wilson, a My Take Ulcerative Colitis contributor. “If I have a party in the afternoon and I know I have to do something… Continue reading Holiday Tips From People With Ulcerative Colitis | My Take Personal Stories

Ulcerative Colitis Public Restroom Challenges | My Take Personal Stories

J illian Leslie, a My Take Ulcerative Colitis contributor, doesn’t always remember to tell her servers that she can’t eat dairy. One day, she accidentally ordered a meal that came with cheese on it, but didn’t want to send it back to the kitchen. “I wanted to be polite and I was with a friend,”… Continue reading Ulcerative Colitis Public Restroom Challenges | My Take Personal Stories

What to Pack in Your Ulcerative Colitis Bathroom Emergency Kit | My Take Personal Stories

I f you have ulcerative colitis, it’s only natural to worry about experiencing a flare up of your symptoms in public. But your diagnosis doesn’t have to keep you at home. Here are a few items to stash in your emergency bag in case of unpleasant symptoms or an accident, courtesy of our My Take… Continue reading What to Pack in Your Ulcerative Colitis Bathroom Emergency Kit | My Take Personal Stories

What to Say When Someone Offers a ‘Cure’ for Ulcerative Colitis

W hile we currently do not have a cure for ulcerative colitis, there are medications that can suppress inflammation in the colon, which helps ease symptoms, including abdominal pain and cramping. You may even be able to reach and maintain remission, a period of time without symptoms or active disease. Still, as many as 45… Continue reading What to Say When Someone Offers a ‘Cure’ for Ulcerative Colitis