I have been dx'd with UC since 2007. My second flare happened while pregnant with our first child during my second trimester. The flare lasted for approximately 5 years (on meds the entire time). I went into remission for 1 year (med free) and during that year we became pregnant with our second child. Everyone I know with UC that are mothers said for me to get prepared for a flare after pregnancy. Sure enough, 2 months after having our daughter, I went into a flare. All of my UC friends and my doctors said that because of the hormonal changes happening after pregnancy that more than likely a flare would start. I have done tons of research about
UC, tests, treatments and diets...I visit my doctor regularly...why isn't there testing of hormones for females pre-pregnancy and post-pregnancy? Is there a link with UC and change in hormones? I find this to be interesting. Also, every time I'm in a flare or pregnant, my thyroid does crazy stuff (not enough to need medication). I have read studies on links between autoimmune and thyroid issues. It just always seems that people with UC/autoimmune suffer no matter the treatment or diet....flares always end up happening. Is there any one out there who has had their hormone levels checked and correlated it to their UC flare?