Hello everyone. I was diagnosed with UC in January of 2006. I had quit smoking about
6 months earlier and the symptoms began almost immediately. Over the course of the last two years I have been taking Asacol and have had to be on predinsone 4 times. I got pregnant last January and had my son in August. I went off my meds when I found out I was pregnant and ended up in the hospital when I was 5 months along. I had to take a dose of prednisone while pregnant. After I had my son I stopped taking my meds again because my lactation con****ant told me the meds were passing through the breastmilk. It has been four months and I am in a horrible way - diarrhea, bleeding, severe abdominal cramping, fatigue. All of this while trying to nurse and get up at night with a 4 month old baby.
I am unhappy with my current doctor. The meds never work. The prednisone is torture on my body. I guess I am still in the denial phase thinking that I can do this without such horrible medication.
I have an appointment in a few weeks with a holistic doctor. I am going to try to treat it with diet and some herbs.
My husband and I would like to have more children, but I want to be healthy before we get pregnant again. And, I want to remain healthy throughout the pregnancy and post-partum.
Does anyone have any advice on how to treat UC holistically? What about while pregnant or nursing?
Diagnosed with UC in Jan 2006