I was diagnosed in 2000 with Ulcerative Colitis (UC), which is Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
Ulcerative Colitis is a form of colitis, a disease of the colon (large intestine), that includes characteristic ulcers, or open sores. The main symptom of active disease is usually constant diarrhea mixed with blood
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I manage my Ulcerative Colitis with ASACOL Mesalamine tablets and enema during a flare up
I foolishly did not tell my employers about my illness, and now think it had a large part to play in my mental breakdown in 2009 and my current anxiety and depression problems.
Recently my GP suggested I may also be suffering from Irritable Bowel Syndrome, triggered by stress – I admit that I must follow this up.
I have joined Crohns and Colitis UK a UK charity for IBD sufferers.
They have a number of leaflets and information that can be downloaded on the Crohns & Colitis UK website here