I wanted to share my recent success here since this community has been so valuable to me during the most difficult times. I was in near constant flare since my diagnosis. My GI wanted me to try Humira. I declined due to the side effects. I opted for 6mp but discontinued it in 6 weeks due to chest pains and other side effects. I am very sensitive to medication. My GI said that if I didn't get on a strong immunosuppressant medication he would have to remove my colon soon. I was unwilling to accept this and kept looking for answers.
My journey through several doctors ended with me seeing a doctor that is an MD and a holistic medicine Doctor. She thought to test for things nobody else had considered. I am post menopausal and she tested my hormone levels. She also tested me for food allergies. I am now taking bio identical hormones. I am also off gluten and dairy. My flare stopped within 2 days of taking the hormones. I am off of Lialda as well
I went back to my GI 3 months flare free and told him what I had done. At first he was unhappy but after a follow up colonoscopy he had to say
That it worked and I'm in remission. He also confirmed that hormones regulate everything in your body and if they are severely out of balance it will affect UC symptoms. You have to be your own advocate and don't give up before you find the answer
I'm not sure if this info will be useful to anybody but it worked for me so I felt I needed to share. Thank you all for being here
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