I just wasn't sure about
the Slippery Elm because I read it can affect the absorbtion of medications. While I'm not worried about
the Imuran, since it takes so long to get out of your system, I'm more concerned about
my birth control. Speaking of, can birth control make you go into a flare? I don't remember if I started having mild problems before I started it, or just after. Hmm? If it was after, there could be lots of causes... that, or the ringworm I had, or the antibiotics I needed for that. Ahh.
As for the Remicade, I might not need that. I believe they classified me as having moderate to severe pancolitis but I've been in remission for a while. But maybe not now, I have to wait and see. I'd like to find something that will help with my arthritis more. It gets pretty bad.
19yr old female
Diagnosed with UC (pancolitis) in 2005 at age 15
2.5 tabs of Azathioprine 1xday / 2000mg Fish Oil 1xday
Arthritis in both knees (thanks UC)
Also: asthma, acid reflux, and Reynaud's Syndrome