Thanks so much you guys... I guess I knew this day was coming but it's still not fun to hear. i've never really looked into any of the treatments, so I appreciate all your input! I will check each one out. I still need to set an appt with a doc. I am just switching Obs (liked my old one, but the drive was 1hr each way and 4 years of that was enough!) ... hoping the new ob would work for that. I haven't been on bcp for over a year now. But, I haven't had a period in about 5 years. I am going to get the new Ob to test for menopause, but I am only 40 and haven't noticed any of those symptoms (other than no period). Even if I am technically pre-menopause, I might need the hormones also.
What kind of doctor do you see for this?
Yogaprof - funny I saw that too but didn't explore it because... well, I wasn't there yet. I will go check it out now.
--40 year old female, dx as UC in '04 (1st symptoms in '03), switched to Crohn's in '05, 1 fistula, crohn's colitis, limited to large intestine --rejected (reaction/didn't work): Asacol, AZA, 6-MP, MTX, Remicade, Humira, prednisone
--Prochymal in Phase III study (can't wait til it's approved!)
--started Tysabri 3/21/08 STOPPED Tysabri 10/3/08,
--currently taking budesonide suppositories, 3mg at night. Doing well with this so far.
--single mom to 11-yr-old girl