Many have taken them through a whole pregnancy and maybe you may just need maintenance of twice a week....depends on if you flare or not.
The oral 5ASA meds you should be on are ones that hit the terminal ileum and upper colon...and since they dissolve there, you shouldn't need a large dosage since the part between the rectum and cecum are clear. You just want enough to keep inflammation as calm as possible.
Pregnancy is a hormonal up and down....a perfect brew for a flare.
I've not been pregnant and made a conscious choice to not do so.....but you should realise that you need to learn to deal with UC because it's a reality of your life. If you don't have the tools to know what to do, you have the possibility for the between area to become just one big flare.
5ASA meds are also first-line with the lowest side-effects if one can use them. Colazal isn't necessarily the best med for you possibly, but you should be on the enemas...4g to start and then lower to 2g for maintenance.
Make yourself options for when it's too late, you'll be desperate and not know what to do. And if you worry about
being pregnant, I hear that once babies are born it's no walk in the park.
You have the opportunity to get real smart about
it all....just my perspective since you have an incredible want to be pregnant.
*Heather* Status: ...Asacol 3 twice daily; Salofalk enemas every 2nd night
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~UC meds: Asacol (3 @ 2x daily); Salofalk enemas nightly for flares & taper to maintenance
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed; Ranitidine (reflux); Effexor XR 75mg(depression); Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
~vitamins/minerals/supplements; Probiotics....(RenewLife Ultimate Flora Critical Care + Primadophilus Reuteri). @ bedtime
~various digestive enzymes as needed
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS" worth it !!!