Hello to all! I just found this forum, and wanted to introduce myself. I am Laura, 33 years old, SAHM of 2 girls, ages 3 and 20 months, diagnosed with UC after my second daughter was born, in early 2007. At that time, I was diagnosed with a mild case, limited to the sigmoid colon. Went into spontaneous remission briefly in the spring of 2007, then over the summer started having problems again.
Long story short, I was hospitalized in April of this year, transfused and started on prednisone (40mg). At that time, I switched GI practices and my new GI got me started in a trial for Humira. I responded within the first week of the trial, and am now tapering off of the pred. I am down to 15mg/day and things are getting a bit bumpier as I am moving down. I may have to slow the tapering even more.
In addition to the 15mg of pred, I am also currently getting the bi-weekly injections for the trial, and am on 6 pills of Asacol/day. Also still on iron, but I have been told my levels are getting to close to a point where they will let me stop that soon.
I am looking forward to getting to know everyone here!