You and I are in the same boat. I originally planned on breastfeeding for one year then with this flare I changed to 6 months now I am thinking about stopping sooner he is 4 months now and is both formula and breast feed. The things I am thinking of trying are things that have not been tested. More natural remedies which you would think would be okay but really we don't know how they would affect an infant. I am currently taking zoloft, augmentin (antibiotic) Low Dose Naltrexone, and Prednisone 15mg. These have all been okayed by the doctors and are L1 or L2 in Dr. Hales Meds and Mothers Milk book which is what the doctors refer to. My main concerns right now are yes all these meds are okay but at what point are they all too much in combination? It seems that I just keep adding and adding and adding meds not taking away. The things that I would like to try are Aloe Juice (a big no no with breastfeeding, absorb plus, vitamin e enema(I looked up that too much vitamine e could cause problems in infants) , other natural herbs etc......You just never know and I would hate to affect my baby negatively. I am considering a lot of different things right now. 1. Just giving up and going on Remicade (It is approved for breastfeeding and pregnant woman), 2. Sticking out the antibiotics then trying to balace my self out by taking VSL and upping my LDN to 4.5. 3. Or stopping breastfeeding and trying it all before I end up on the Remicade. I have stopped taking the asocal it just does not seem to work and it really tics me off. I am tired to taking something that feels worthless. I may start if up again maybe my body just need a break from it. It intially put me into remission before I got pregnant. I just feel like my mind is spinning right now. You just never seem to know what will work with this disease. I was in a flare a few years ago and I tryed Zango Juice and the next day everything changed! No blood no mucus nothing! I was normal again, then 6 months later it stopped working. It seems like my body gets used to things and I have to start over again. I have a hard time trusting that things will work or at least for very long. I am really in a very imbalance place right now.
Female Currently Breastfeeding (All my meds are approved by the doc. for breastfeeding but they still make me nervous)
Left-sided colitis diagnosed at age 28 in 2001
3.5mg Low Dose Naltrexone, Prednisone 15mg and tapering,Zoloft,Prenatal vitamins,Juice Plus,Expecta DHA,Emergen C,Probotic Just ordered VSL $$$$$and Udo's Oil when I remember:(