Hi and welcome, chips mom!
My first flare started shortly after I had my son. I was also having problems with post-partum anxiety/depression. Now, whether the UC contributed to the PPA, who knows, but either way, I was a mess, both physically and emotionally. Before I was diagnosed with UC, I ended up starting Zoloft and seeing a counselor a few times. Both helped tremendously. Once I had been in remission for a while, I was able to successfuly taper off of Zoloft. It seems that many people on here are on medication for anxiety and depression.
Good luck, and feel free to vent on here as often as you need.
Status: Remission since May 2009!
Symptoms began in November 2008, ~4 weeks after giving birth to my son
Diagnosed with pancolitis on 1/30/09
Meds: Apriso (4 0.375g pills ONCE!! daily), mesalamine enema twice weekly, Natural Factors Ultimate probiotic 12/12 Formula, OrthoNovum, multivitamin. Used prednisone (starting dose 40 mg) to get into remission.
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