Posted 8/26/2007 11:25 AM (GMT -6)
Well, I had only had my period for about six months when I was hit with UC. In fact, I wondering if hitting puberty so hard and fast ( I went from a 5'1" flat chested little girl/ no period to a 5'5" young woman with C cups and a period in a short time (four months). It wasn't that long after that I had my first attack of UC that hospitalized me for over a month. And after getting UC, losing a lot of blood and 30 lbs. I stopped menstruating for close to a year.
Then it came back. And I was regular ever since, albeit, like many my UC was always worse at that time of the month.
Then when menopause starting hitting, my UC started decreasing. While i still have occasional flares, after finishing menopause I have had longer periods of remission and milder flares.
I still wonder if there is any hormonal connection to the disease for me.