Okay, I have some questions, I think I'll go with the most important first:
1. I have a sneaking suspicion that my birth control is causing some inflammation. (This might entail more than one question lol.) I haven't had kids, can I still get an IUD? If so, what is the insertion/placement like? I read about the cervix being dialated, that doesn't sound cool. And does anyone notice the string? Also, would the birth control shot be more or less systemic? Has anyone tried it? I'm not prepared to go off birth control or use the calander method (I forgot the name, I hope you get me).
2. I know people sometimes flare after/during antibiotic use. Shortly before I started birth control, I was on an anti-fungal. Could that cause inflammation? I'm still curious even though I'm pretty sure my birth control is causing it (or maybe azathioprine is quitting on me, who knows).
3. I got a hemmie a couple weeks ago, and although it is much smaller and not painful anymore, I think I might give in soon and go get it checked out. What is removal like? Or what else might the doctor do?
4. Can Rowasa cause hair loss?
Thanks, I know that was long! lol
19yr old female diagnosed with UC (pancolitis) in 2005 at age 15
125mg Azathioprine 1xday / 1 Mesalamine enema every night /
2000mg Fish Oil 1xday / 500mg Turmeric 3xday /
450mg Boswellia 1xday / 400IU Vitamin E 1xday
Arthritis in both knees
Also: asthma, acid reflux, and Reynaud's Syndrome