Well, I got my Depo shot yesterday and today I finally quit the Sprintec. I hadn't gone poo in a few days; the inflammation had come back and when I did go a tiny amount, it was all very skinny. But today I had a nearly normal BM! It was exciting! lol. I'll let everyone know again in five days or so when the shot really kicks in, but I think at least going off the Sprintec helped. I know there have been some more birth control questions so that's why I'll add an update. =)
I don't know if anyone cares.
"POPs are not dependent upon gut bacterial flora for their absorption and so are not affected by courses of antibiotics."
I'm mostly concerned with the first part. First off, I didn't know the shot didn't have estrogen in it, and that they had pills without estrogen. And the thing I copypasted implies to me that since these POPs aren't dependent on the gut flora, maybe they will cause less problems with my colitis. So I plan on asking about those before an IUD.
I love the Internet!
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 2xday / 400IU Vitamin E 1xday
Arthritis in both knees
Also: asthma, acid reflux, and Reynaud's Syndrome
Post Edited (ElephantPipe) : 9/1/2009 1:44:07 PM (GMT-6)