Recently I have joined, as a member, on this site. I was searching for a good quality site about IBD, and it seems as if I have found one.I'm 14 years old, turning 15 in Feb. of next year, and I have been diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis since 2003 I believe. I was shocked then and I'll admit that I didnâ€™t know barely anything around my illness, though since then I have been educated around that subject and other medical subjects. As probably everyone else here, I have gone through a number of cases of this illness.Before I go on any further about myself, I just wanted to say that I respect everyone here, no matter what IBD/IBS, or any other illness you may have. I know that the IBD/IBS victims besides me have had a number of cases/situations in a number of forms. I believe it is hard to share the emotions, experiences, cases, hardships etc. with people who do not have anything similar to my illness, which is why I came on this site. I am excited to be here for all reasons.The medications that I take are the common Asacol and if the case is severe, prednisone. I know that there are other medications, though I prefer these, but donâ€™t take me wrong because I dislike prednisone in everyway, though it seems to do the job with a severe case at most of the times. I try to remain faithful to taking my medications and try not to consume negative foods or drinks.This illness, as it has on others, has both positive and negative effects on me. I will admit that it has done more negative effects than positive ones.As for the negative it has emotionally/mentally affected myself and others around me, and physically affected myself and others around me. As Iâ€™m sure it has done for others IBD/IBS victims, as you all know personally those negative effects in a number of cases, in different form, shape, or size.As for the positive, it has emotionally/mentally affected me and others around me, such as educate, certain qualities enhanced (Stronger, etc.) and also physically affected myself and others around me, such as healthier diet, exercise, etc.I have some questions that come to mine at the moment.Flare-up Situation:Currently I am going through a flare-up, in fact many the past couple months, though I do not know why, because I remain faithful to taking my meds (Ill admit I had my moments) (Six asacol a day, 5 mil of pred. a day) and diet. Is it my meds? Are they failing? Should I increase the quantity of prednisone? Can I get this over with before Christmas? (Flare-up situation: Not formed, blood, many severe urges, amount of bawls 4-6 times a day, no stomach pains)Any info, comments, opinions, etc. will be appreitiated.Special Experiments:Trying Goats Milk (Constantly currently), Paud' Arco Pills (Rarely currently)Any info, comments, opinions, etc. will be appreitiated.Past incidents: In the past, before I was diagnosed, I had the worst stomach pains (Abdominal pain?), and It wasnâ€™t the ordinary ones. These ones happened every couple months and lasted one or more days, and they where the kind where you are bend down in pain because it hurts worst when youâ€™re standing and the doctors had no explanation for the incidents. My parents and I believe that might have been the early stages or w/e of the Colitis. Any info, comments, opinions, etc. will be appreitiated.Random Questions:*I know it is very probable, but after a couple months on a low dose of pred. is it possible to be dependant of it where it has to be a strict withdraw? Any info, comments, opinions, etc. will be appreitiated.*Chances of passing it on to my off spring.Any info, comments, opinions, etc. will be appreitiated.*I have had an edeosecrecy after being diagnosed with colitis about wrapping my arms around my stomach and bending slightly when sitting even when not going through problems as if I was adapted to it from colitis. The people around me always worry about it when I do it, even if im not having problems. Any info, comments, opinions, etc. will be appreitiated.*Environment/s and how it affects the IBD/IBS victims. Any info, comments, opinions, etc. will be appreitiated.*Foods and Drinks and how it affects the IBD/IBS victims.Any info, comments, opinions, etc. will be appreitiated.*Stages, versions, etc of flare ups.Any info, comments, opinions, etc. will be appreitiated.*Why I am not experiencing abdominal pains as I was the first year or so of illness, and being replaced by severe urges.Any info, comments, opinions, etc. will be appreitiated.Well I will def. do more stuff later, but Iâ€™m tired of writing, lol, and I need to go soon.Also sorry of miss spelled, grammar mistakes, etc. Iâ€™m not that good with that kind of stuff.