Archive for the ‘Medication’ Category

I suck at being sick

Sunday, September 12, 2010 7:03 28 Comments

Omg you guys, I’m dying. Ok I’m not dying its a tad dramatic but I’m not recovery very gracefully. First of all, you should go read about my disaster of a surgery #2. Long story short….I didn’t get it, what I did get was the 6-8 weeks of recovery. Awesome. Also what i have gotten […]

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Just a quick note about pills

Monday, January 26, 2009 5:27 2 Comments

After I had Step Two of my three surgeries, I was expelling waste rather quickly. Too quickly, it seemed. I was afraid I couldn’t adsorb anything so my surgeon recommended chewable vitamins. Although they seem childish, you can absorb them better because you’ve chewed them first! Even now, after takedown, I still take 2 chewable […]

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Just a quick note about Prednisone

Saturday, January 17, 2009 10:31 11 Comments

I just wanted to make a quick note about Prednisone, as many people with UC (and many other diseases) end up taking it. Back when UC was a very minor part of my life, my biggest fear (because surgery didn’t even seem like a possibility) was having to take Prednisone. I try to talk to […]

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Learn From Experience: Easily Find The Right Medication

Tuesday, January 6, 2009 13:32 1 Comment

Prescription medication is a fact of life if you have any of the diseases this site deals with. How can you be sure to keep your pills straight? Easy, take a black permanent marker and write on the caps of the medication what the drug is in an abbreviation that works for you. When you’re […]

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Webcast: Which Meds or Surgery Can Help?

Sunday, January 4, 2009 12:59 No Comments

The wonderful resources at Health Health Talk – Colitis have put together another excellent webcast. The webcast is titled “Which Medications  and Surgeries Can Help Your Colitis?” – The host Rick Turner is talking with Alan Buchman, M.D., M.S.P.H. about the following: Are you looking for more relief from your colitis symptoms but aren’t sure […]

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Video: What is UC?

Monday, June 23, 2008 6:21 1 Comment

Check this out, especially if you are newly diagnosed:  What is Ulcerative Colitis Video? The video covers all the medicines and why these medicines are used etc…super informative. Excellent Resource:  10 Key Questions about UC Also, here is a good link to read more about what is UC:  Online Book about UC. Image via:

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