I can't handle any BCP unfortunately. I have tried every kind including the ring and copper iud. Had issues will everything - pre UC.
The abx are finally done and gone. I hate being on a double dose of remi. Especially since it's not giving me immediate remission :( I know it kicked in pretty fast this time and I attributed the taper going well to it. Maybe today was just a blip. HOPEFULLY just a blip. Def gonna add nightly rectals into the mix starting tonight.
I basically had a mental breakdown today. I've been flaring since July and even though it's been on the more mild side it's been sooooooo hard on me mentally. Ups and downs, ups and downs and more ups and downs. I'm emotionally exhausted and honestly at this point feel like I have some form of PTSD because I can't even be happy when my stomach is feeling ok because I am always waiting for the bottom to fall out since it has so many times since July. Thanks for letting me vent.
I was always like that too. Granted, my stress was warranted, as my UC was very persistent. You've had good luck with Remicade, I am sure things will turn around and you will get back into remission. Time and patience is all you need.
I never tried the ring or copper IUD. I would think the copper would be the best because it's non hormonal but I've heard it can cause very bad side effects, like frequent, heavy periods. I got a hormonal IUD recently and I love it. I was taking progesterone only tablets prior and they were pretty easy, and I didn't get my period... Estrogen really screws me up and gives me migraines.'
How are you today? Did you do rectals?
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