Ulcerative Colitis is like an Iceberg. An Iceberg has over 90% of it’s mass below the surface. Meaning that you don’t see 90% of the iceberg. This is a good metaphor for U.C. as its effects are not always outward facing. You don’t necessarily know all the symptoms that someone might be facing because some of them happen internally in the body or in private. Usually these other invisible symptoms are only shown to those with the disease or the loved ones they talk to about it.
We have a Facebook Group called Ulcerative Colitis Support Group, where we discuss all these Hidden Symptoms. It’s a great support system for those who have to deal with Ulcerative Colitis, have a loved one with it, or caregiving for someone with Ulcerative Colitis. We are just starting this group and would love to have you join so we can increase our conversation about Ulcerative Colitis.