So sorry...I know what you mean about
being a pin cushion and being REALLY sick of doctors. My UC is just one of the things that have allowed me to fill the pockets of the doctors in my life, and sometimes you just want to ignore it. I think that we have to allow ourselves the luxury of denial for a little while. But...you know your body better than anyone, and you know in your gut (pardon the pun) what you should do.
I had a hysterectomy 2 years ago, but still have my ovaries. My ovulation has always been a source of all kinds of random symptoms including many that fit into the category of UC. (even long before I was diagnosed with it) So I do think that our lovely female monthly stuff can heighten symptoms of a flare.
There have been some posts lately endorsing spinach and turmeric...those might be worth a try. (I personally have had good luck with turmeric, although I am drinking a drink that contains it. If I were just going to use the spice, I'd probably use quite a bit per day.)
Hang in there and thanks for being honest.
Diagnosed in 2005
Ascacol - 9 per day, Entocort when needed - 3 in the morning, Azathioprine, 3 in the morning and 1 other med I can't remember the name of...16 pills total (this is only my meds for UC)
I also take a Lisno/HCTZ for High Blood Pressure, Prevacid for Acid Reflux, a couple Percoset per day for arthritis, and Ambien whenever I'm on Entocort.
That's waaaaay too many meds!
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