I think it's a really bad idea to make treatment decisions based on a needle phobia. If you don't go with the *best* treatment for you with the highest probability of putting you into remission, you could end up hospitalized or needing surgery, and believe me you will be poked MANY times if that happens.
dx'ed UC pancolitis 5/12
past meds: asacol hd, VSL#3, apriso, rowasa, xifaxan, 6mp, cortifoam, pentasa, cimzia, canasa, butyrate, flagyl, cipro, prednisone, remicade, methotrexate, cholestyramine, cortenema
current meds: none!
step one: colectomy, end ileo 1/16/13
step two: j-pouch construction, loop ileo 5/1/13
step three: takedown 7/31/13