It happens every month with me too, I do believe there is a relationship between hormones changing and UC. All my flares were during my menses, my first flare was during my pregnancy, I was dignosed with UC right after delivering my baby. also my migraines headache are hormones related.
Yes, my main thing though is that I hope that it is not uc related or a flare. I mean that I think digestive issues during your period and before are actually just normal and something that will pass. Not a flare up of uc.
I agree with the hormone connection and uc flares but the diarrhea with your period I am hoping/thinking is just the way it is for lots of ladies,,, uc or not.
DX June 2003
Went into immediate remission with oral salofalk (9 pills/day)
Stayed in remission until I began to mildly flare during my first pregnancy (Feb. 2009)
Eventually regained remission.
Mild flare beginning November 2018
Now have three beautiiful children!
9 Salofalk each day (5 ASA)
1 Salofalk enema nightly
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