Well, maybe your poop is a bit soft, but it doesn't sound like you have urgency or are going a lot of times a day, so if you hold steady with soft poop, I think it's probably ok. I mean, the meds are pretty much used to keep symptoms under control enough that we're able to live a normal life. At least that's the way I look at it.
And yeah, it was so, so, so hard having a new baby and having all of this start. I was so scared for a while--not knowing what was wrong, why I was so sick, etc. I also had post-partum anxiety on top of it all, which was made worse b/c of worrying about
my health. Then after I was diagnosed, I was kind of bitter. I felt like so many precious moments had been stolen from me, yadda, yadda, yadda. But, then I realized that it would have sucked no matter when I'd been diagnosed, and that having a new baby prevented me from spending too much time wallowing in self-pity and obsessing over my diagnosis. Also, there's nothing more soothing and comforting than rocking your baby, right?
Status: Remission since late May 2009!
Symptoms began in November 2008, ~4 weeks after giving birth to my son.
Diagnosed with pancolitis on 1/30/09
Currently taking Apriso (4 pills ONCE!! daily), Rowasa twice weekly, Natural Factors Ultimate probiotic 12/12 Formula, and Zoloft (25 mg).