Hi everyone! I have been reading a few posts on family/romantic issues and have been having some issues in my own relationship with my boyfriend lately. I just wonder if anyone has ever heard anything like a statistic on how many couples where one partner has UC divorce or break up because of the stress of having a chronic illness? Just wondering because I can imagine that it must be higher than the average divorce rate. Any suggestions from anyone on how to make it easier on the non-UC person? Between the frustrations and the steroids, etc., I know it can't be fun.
29 years old; diagnosed since 1997 (but I've had it forever)
-I was awaiting a Humira study. Now, ironically, they say I'm "too well" for the study now! :(
-Prednisone starting at 40 mg. I'm at 20 now.
-Failed Remicade (8/06-8/07)
-Calcium (for my steroid-affected bones)
-Prenatal vitamins (for the extra stuff, not for pregnancy)
-B vitamin complex
-Miralax (because surprisingly I need it sometimes)