Thanks everyone for your replies. It sounds like quite a few of us have linked our eye problems with our UC flares. I have noticed that my vision is not what it used to be since I have been going through a flare. My pink eye lasted two months, switching from eye to eye. The pink eye just came on all of a sudden. I wasn't in any environment where people had viral/bacterial pink eye. I am on a once daily eye drop called Pataday. It is expensive, $65 I think. Pataday is an eye drop for conjunctivitis related to allergies/systemic issues. There is a generic version that is two drops daily, however, I chose Pataday because I was so sick of all the eye drops that I was on. I had to use five different eye drops and I can't even remember how many times a day. It was crazy. I started Pataday only after finishing all the other eye drops. I have found that if I miss a dose of Pataday for several days, my eyes ache a little, so I think that one would have to wean slowly off the eye drops.
Again, thanks everyone for your replies. It is so great to be able to discuss my UC issues with people who truly understand!!
Dx UC 1/19/07 - went into remission very quickly after Dx with the help of Asacol, maintained remission until 12/07 (flared during pregnancy). Still having flare.
Colazal, Asacol, Pentasa 4G daily, Slippery Elm, Flaxseed Oil, Probiotics,
GNC Energy Pack Vitamins, dairy free diet as much as possible or use Lactaid if needed.
Scheduled for 2nd colonoscopy 9/8/09 (so excited).
I call my frequent trips to the restroom "episodes".