Interesting..I've not specifically heard of thyroid problems leading to UC...but there are a few that have thyroid disease/disorders and UC.
Some may be from steroid meds maybe?
Thyroid and hormone ups and downs....could definitely be something there since many women do complain of period/hormone relation to UC flares.
I too have a nodule/cyst around my thyroid and have been constantly checked for thyroid levels..etc. All are good. Hmmm
So, interested to know what the connections could be...must ask my GI when I see him in May.
*Heather*Status: mini flare Dec 28... tapered to every 4th night
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~5ASA: Asacol (6 daily) + Salofalk enemas (increase for flares tapered to maintenance)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed
~Probiotic 3(Natural Factors Protec) bedtime + 1 (Primadophilus Reuteri) occasionally
~multi-digestive enzymes as needed ....zymactive 3 - 5x daily
~Ranitidine,Pariet (reflux) Effexor XR 75mg; Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS" worth it !!!