Hi and welcome. I too, was diagnosed after having my first baby. He was born in mid-October 2008, symptoms started about
four weeks later, and I was finally diagnosed at the end of January 2009. I finally gained remission (which to me means off of prednisone and symptom free) in early May, though I'd been feeling just fine since I'd started pred in mid-March. It was so hard, trying to care for my new baby and develop a relationship with him while being so sick. But, my husband and I got though it, and we're rolling right along now.
Can you tell us where your UC is located and what medications you are taking (including any supplements)? That way, we can try to help you figure out what to do. How bad are your symptoms at the moment?
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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, multivitamin. Used prednisone (starting dose 40 mg) to get into remission.