I have posted on this topic before as well. If you look it up a few weeks ago, we had a good, long one with some ideas on it....including birth control pills- pro's and cons. My daughter is in the same boat as you are. Sometimes the pre-period flares bring on a 3 week state of misery. We just tried acupuncture last week. So, far, so good. Will keep you posted on it's success. The practitioner believes she can help with the pre-period side problems and treated those particular pathways.
Daughter,15 diagnosed 1-08 w/ UC .
Asacol, Prevacid, Flagyl, Prednisone 50mg, major flare, now off!, Hosp. four x this yr. Low residue diet still, an
6MP, Colazal ,horrible acne/moon for awhile- No more Pred,but 6mp isn't working. Cortifoam enemas 4xweek
Trying probiotics, Niferex, fish oil, and Mangosteen for kicks.
Had 4th infusion of Remicade(12-08), and still on all of the other drugs, except Flagyl and Pred. Better, no remission. In a drug trial for children. Living on a flare's edge.