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   Posted 12/21/2008 5:41 PM (GMT -6)   
I was doing so much better, then yesterday I ate a gyro chicken sandwich, which was spicy, with sourcream, onion, cucumber sauce, and some cookies,today I'm inflammed. Why did I do this? I was starving and feeling good and then I fell off the wagon and ate really bad, now today, bad inflammation. My inflammation always shows by making my rectum swelling like I have hemmroids, it pokes out. Its not hemmroids its that tissue that gets inflammed. I'm eating better today to get back on track.
Also I started YAZ birth control and want to do a rectal med, who else takes birth control and take uc meds? Just wondering?
First scope 7/05 should no UC, but I was bleeding with urgency. Sigmoid showed UC at rectum, 2nd colonoscopy & Endoscopy 7/27/07, Left sided colitis and near cecum (mild)
8/1/08 on sulfasalazine 2 2x's a day, canasa often.

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   Posted 12/21/2008 5:54 PM (GMT -6)   
I was on ortho evra until April of this year. I had to switch to ortho tricyclen lo because my insurance stopped covering the patch. I didn't notice any changes in my UC one way or the other.
31 year old female diagnosed with UC (entire colon) Feb 2008
(4) 400mg Asacol 3x a day
Remicade 10mg/kg every 8 weeks
Omega 3 supp, calcium supp, VSL 3
Prednisone 6mg (tapering 2mg every week)

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   Posted 12/21/2008 7:10 PM (GMT -6)   
My GI told me that it was possible prolonged use of birth control pills can contribute to UC symptoms.  When I was diagnosed last year I gave up birth control. 

Diagnosed with UC March '07
Colazal 3 pills 3x a day
Prednisone - will never take it again!

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   Posted 12/21/2008 7:34 PM (GMT -6)   
BC pills are actually known to be able to exacerbate IBD symptoms...most of my more severe flares happend when I was on the pill.

My bum is broken....there's a big crack down the middle of it! LOL :)

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   Posted 12/21/2008 7:49 PM (GMT -6)   
I take Yaz and Asacol. I was taking Ortho TriCyclen when I was diagnosed with Proctitis - it has since progressed to worse. I always wonder if the birth control pills contributed to my condition but I was taking the pill for years before the UC developed so I am not sure. I have heard of birth control pills causing an imbalance of flora and BV in some women so it seems possible. If I stop taking the pill my hormones are all out of whack and I get terrible acne. Sometimes I think maybe I have PCOS or something that would cause cystic acne and I wonder if it is all related. tongue   It is probably not though...
I wasn't breastfed
I am hormonal
I take birth control pills
I was on antibiotics bc I had surgery prior to getting UC


Whatever may have caused it, it seems to be here to stay. I wish they could get to the root of this and solve it but it doesn't seem like that is ever going to happen.

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   Posted 12/21/2008 8:18 PM (GMT -6)   
The usage of antibiotics (they are mycotoxins...fungal metabolites) and birth control pills ( accelerate fungal growth)are definite suspects, in my mind, as to your manifestation of UC symptoms. If you want to know for sure, experiment with an antifungal diet and see if your symptoms improve. If so, your symptoms will most likely go away, or at the very least, diminish. Worked for me. I've no regrets for changing my diet to get well again. Maybe your symptoms are not "here to stay".................... Just a positive thought coming your way.

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   Posted 12/22/2008 1:38 PM (GMT -6)   
I've never taken birth control pills. Both my mom and my sister got blood clots from taking them.
Joy - 47 yrs and counting

Diagnosed w/ UC Dec 06


Lexapro (for stress)
Probiotics (orally and up the but)
Vitamins (a whole bunch of them)
Anti-inflammatory foods: turmeric, seaweed, garlic...

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