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Hellokitty
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   Posted 5/30/2009 3:43 PM (GMT -6)   
Can UC stop women from having their monthly cycles. I recently stopped taking the pill 2 months ago. My first normal cycle was fine. I forgot what date my last cycle was now but I think it was at the end of last month. I have had all the feelings that I should be having my next one, but Im not, and Im not pregnant. What does this mean?
Female 32 years old
 
Diganosed ulcerative colitis November 2007
Present medication- 1/2 X 500mg pentasa in the morrning= 250g pentasa (I reduced this to see how my diet will effect me) and 1 X250g Asacol every other evening
Diet- Tried raw food diet with 80% raw foods, found some pro's and cons. Started to add more products to keep up weight as mine did not balance. Still eating raw spinage and still am combination eating. No dairy No gluten.  
 
Other medical problems- Born with asthma- no medication taken for this.


UC Momma
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Date Joined May 2009
Total Posts : 113
   Posted 5/30/2009 6:26 PM (GMT -6)   
I don't think this is related to your UC. When I stopped taking the pill to try and get pregnant, I didn't have a monthly cycle for like 3 months, although I think that I had a period that first month as well, like you. Eventually I had to call my doctor, and he prescribed some sort of drug to get me to start. I'm sorry, the name of it has slipped my mind...I think this isn't an unusual occurance for people who have taken the pill for some time. I hope that helps!

princesa
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   Posted 5/30/2009 6:38 PM (GMT -6)   
I agree if you've been on the pill a while, it can take time for your normal cycle to kick back in. I've known alot of women who had problems getting pregnant when the first got off the pill. We all try so hard to prevent pregnancy, it doesn't occur to us that the body wouldn't naturally revert back to doing its thing when you come off the pill.

However, UC can play a part in irregular periods or losing your period. If you're flaring badly, your iron levels are low and/or your bodyfat percentage drops too low, you can have problems. At my sickest, I had no periods at all for several months.
Diagnosed with ulcerative colitis spring 1999. Have been in remission for years with only a few minor blips.
 
Maintenance dose sulfasalazine. Probiotics, vitamin D, fiber supplement and fish oil caps. George's aloe vera juice and l-glutamine for gut healing. Mostly grain-free and dairy-free low carb diet.
 
 


Risan1808
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Date Joined Jan 2009
Total Posts : 153
   Posted 5/30/2009 6:52 PM (GMT -6)   
My flare started in January and I haven't had a period since and I do not take the pill so it has to have something to do with the UC and/or all the medications.
Diagnosed Friday, February 13, 2009
Colazal 3 tabs 3X daily
Prednisone 40 mg since 3/4/09
Multivitamin
Zantac 1 tab 2X daily
Probiotic


Hellokitty
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   Posted 5/31/2009 5:14 AM (GMT -6)   
ok thanks everyone. I will call the doctor tomorrow. I don't think Im flaring though, I am BMing once a day except on Saturday where I went twice. I think thats ok. Or maybe I will start flaring soon, who knows.
Female 32 years old
 
Diganosed ulcerative colitis November 2007
Present medication- 1/2 X 500mg pentasa in the morrning= 250g pentasa (I reduced this to see how my diet will effect me) and 1 X250g Asacol every other evening
Diet- Tried raw food diet with 80% raw foods, found some pro's and cons. Started to add more products to keep up weight as mine did not balance. Still eating raw spinage and still am combination eating. No dairy No gluten.  
 
Other medical problems- Born with asthma- no medication taken for this.

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