You Deserve to be Happy

It’s not easy living with UC or other inflammatory bowel diseases. From watching which foods can trigger your symptoms to tracking available bathrooms to making a schedule with friends and family, it can affect nearly every aspect of your life.

You deserve a chance to live a normal life. Unfortunately, you have to speak up and advocate for your health to get that. The goal of this site is to cover information and tools you can use while talking with your doctor about a treatment plan that works for you.

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Empowering Tools

Life with UC, along with any form of IBD, can take many forms. But you are not alone in your journey! Below are some useful resources on UC, treatment, and other aspects of life with IBD that go beyond your doctor’s office.

Questions for your healthcare provider

  • How well does this drug work?
  • How does it work?
  • What are the side effects?
  • How do I take it?
  • How soon will it start working?
  • How will I know if it’s working?
  • Will my insurance cover the cost?
  • Is there a patient savings program for this medication?
  • What if I miss a dose?
  • How will it make me feel?
  • What are the short-and-long-term benefits?

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