Welcome to the forum! I'm sure you will find us to be a caring, helpful and understanding group! I am sooo sorry to hear that you have both Lyme and UC! Do you know if you have any other tick-borne infections along with Lyme?
If you haven't already, it would be beneficial for you to start with reading through the thread at the top of the forum titled,"New to Lyme?...Start here!!"
, as it is packed full of relevant information and informative links that have been put together by our members here! We also have a pretty good search function on this forum to help you narrow down your search for information from past posts.
There are some researchers that believe that Lyme can possibly lead to UC. Here is a link to one of the many articles about
It is known that steroid use allows the Lyme infection to spread wider and deeper into the body, as it lowers the immune system.
I would suggest that when you get to your new LLMD's (Lyme Literate Medical Doctor) appt, that you ask him/her specifically about
how to treat with both conditions. We also have a UC forum here on Healing Well, maybe you could pop over there and ask them too?
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Treating with Acupuncture, Traditional & Modern Chinese Medicine & Western Herbs.
"Absence of proof is not proof of absence" - Dr. Edwin Masters, great LLMD & researcher -RIP
I break up my post because my eyes have been effected by TBI's as well, which makes long paragraphs very hard to read.