33 years old, married with 1 daughter and baby number two on the way. I’m a pharmacy technician love to eat, love to sleep, and hate ulcerative colitis lol.
Some more about Merlina:
I love to to cook and bake. Eating is my hobby! Yet I’m still relatively thin lol. I love playing the game uno and I love cheating in monopoly, but I always get caught! Haha.
Sense of urgency only to find when I get to the bathroom its just a bunch of mucous coming out. Blood. Constipation one day, next day in and out of the bathroom. Major gas, sometimes leaks and Hemorrhoids.
Pregnant and flaring…again!
I’m 33 years old with 1 daughter and baby number 2 on the way.
I was diagnosed with UC about 4 years ago.
I was given lialda and canasa at night.
For a good while I was symptom free.
Slowly it started creeping up on me again and started flaring really bad.
I was told NOT to get pregnant while I was in a flare and 5 years of trying I finally got pregnant but of course while I was flaring.
It was the worst flare I had ever experienced from beginning to end and beyond my pregnancy. We switched meds dozens of times I was on steroids during the last of my trimester, all sorts of rectal enema crap, increasing and decreasing meds nothing ever helped. We decided just to do balsalzide and rowasa enema and I’m still on that same drug plan. I have the worst hemmorhiods of my life that never go away sometimes they’re painful sometimes they’re not but ALWAYS there.
Anyway , 1 year later and I’ve never gotten better since pregnant and here I am pregn ant again dealing with a flare that has never gone away. I did a flex Sig while preggo and that was not fun. Here’s my deal , I LOVE TO EAT. And maybe its my own fault because I’m eating pretty much anything. But I’m sorry I love my pizza, salads, pasta and sandwiches, desserts, and cream in my coffee! I don’t want to give my favorite foods up. So yes say what you will that I’m digging my own hole , but, I was told diet does not affect uc unless you have celiac disease. I took a blood test for celiac and it was negative. Also I don’t have time to be cooking a bunch of different meals.
My question is, has anyone been pregnant while in a colitis flare?
If so how was it treated?
Also, has anyone changed their diet but nothing too extreme and have seen positive results?
I’m sure the answer will be yes. But I feel as if EVERYONE has suddenly discovered they have celiac disease or something and have completely gone gluten free. I know 20 years ago everyone was fine with gluten and uc has come to surface more and more. What are your thoughts/ suggestions about my questions & comments? Thanks my fellow uc friends!
Blasalazaide 4 tabs twice daily
Rowasa every night at bedtime
written by Merlina
submitted in the colitis venting area