I am new to the forum as of today and am so very excited! I have to say, I don't know anyone who has UC and those who I do talk to about my UC issues really don't understand the full spectrum. I happened to stumble upon this website and am so glad that I did. All of you have such great info to share and it is so nice to get other's opinions and advice!
I was wondering if anyone has had eye infections/problems related to their UC? I have read some info that conjunctivitis can stem from autoimmune disorders. I had a bad case of an eye infection in both eyes for over two months. I am much better now, but take a daily eye drop that is for conjunctivitis related to allergies, however, my eye doctor believed that my current flare had something to do with the prolonged eye infection.
So...anyone had "pink eye" out there that became worse with your diagnosis? Gross, I know...
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".