1. Martha’s Story: Ulcerative Proctitis

    I experienced rancid smelling and uncomfortable gas. I was experiencing pain every time I ate. I was running to the bathroom with blood and mucous over and over throughout the day, every time I ate or drank anything, even water, and even when I didn't eat or drink anything. Besides the blood and mucous, the bowel movements were often accompanied by painful cramping. The bowel movements were always…Read More

    Martha
  2. David’s Story (from Australia) Ulcerative Proctitis

    I was initially diagnosed with Ulcerative Proctitis by a medical specialist who works for a large hospital in Brisbane , Queensland ( Australia ). I was misdiagnosed by many doctors as having piles or hemorrhoids. I passed way too much blood when I went to the toilet for that. In fact the toilet bowl was constantly covered in blood. I was beginning to get very nervous and concerned. I didn't pursu…Read More

    David
  3. Julie’s Story: Ulcerative Proctitis

    Following two invasive abdominal surgeries, symptoms of rectal bleeding occurred. Diagnosed in 1978 with Ulcerative Colitis. Only the lower 6 inches of the bowel was inflamed, so later the diagnosis was changed to Ulcerative Proctitis. Was prescribed Prednisone, Cortisone Enemas, Alzulfadine and Cortifoam. The bleeding symptoms flared with seasonal changes, often going into remission for a year or…Read More

    Julie Eacott
  4. Bill’s Story: Ulcerative Proctitis

    My battle began 30 years ago. Issues started with a feeling of incomplete bowel movements and inflammation in the rectum area. I could take things like Fibercon to help and it did help for a while – then I had to start eating raisin bran and for a while I would put it in a blender and drink the raisin bran like a cocktail. Pain started to set in when I was in my early fifties – deep joint and …Read More

    Bill Williams
  5. Sara’s Story: Ulcerative Colitis

    My symptoms with Ulcerative Colitis started about four and a half years ago. I had just had my first child and was a stay at home mom. Being in the house by myself allowed me to cope/ignore the severity of my condition. In the beginning I would eat breakfast and need to move quickly to the bathroom with what felt like diarrhea but resulted in a small amount of mucus in the toilet. Over the next fe…Read More

    Sara Vincent Maldonado
  6. Richie’s Story – Ulcerative Colitis (age 5)

    In March of 2004, our then perfectly healthy 5-year-old boy had previously had a winter filled with sinus infections and lots of antibiotics. Shortly after using antibiotics we began to see mucus in his stool. We didn't know at the time that this was his mucus lining breaking down from antibiotic use. Shortly after that we began to see blood in his stool. We brought him to the doctor who put him o…Read More

    Richie Drinkwater
  7. Grant’s Story: Ulcerative Colitis

    In the summer of 2004, it had been 31 years since my own experience with ulcerative colitis. One day I received a phone call from a young man named Grant. He was 22 years old and had been suffering from ulcerative colitis for almost four years. He was at his wit's end and on the verge of a nervous breakdown. His life had become totally unbearable to him. As he described his symptoms and condit…Read More

    Grant
  8. Mark’s Story – Ulcerative Colitis

    If you're reading this testimonial, you're likely in a place where I was late in 2007 and early 2008. At 47 years old, athletic all my life and in excellent physical condition. The last thing I was thinking when I went in for a routine colonoscopy in November of 2007 was that the procedure was going to trigger a much bigger problem. In fact, I had a routine colonoscopy 14 years earlier that was un…Read More

    Mark
  9. Hilary’s Story – Ulcerative Colitis

    My entire life I thought it was normal to feel bloated or gassy. I spent most of my life constipated. I made no connections between what I ate, how I ate, or when I ate to how I felt. I knew no other way than to feel bloated and gassy all the time. Later in life, I began to feel crampy too at random times after meals. In graduate school, I would have such severe cramps I would have to stop whateve…Read More

    Hilary GD
  10. Lorrie’s Story – Proctitis

    When I began the program I was bleeding from hemorrhoids as well as intermittently bleeding from proctitis, depending upon what I had eaten. However, at the time I was not able to determine the offending foods. Almost every meal left me belching soon afterwards. Nothing seemed to sit well with me and I would often have gas and bloating. Because I was bleeding I got started on the IF#2. I got up to…Read More

    Lorrie