pb4, what does chamomile tea do? I love that tea and did not know it would help CD.
v.scho, I never thought to consider acupuncture. I probably should try ti sometime. I have always wondered what it was all about.
I know I should be taking some other natural remedies as well as my meds but I just have not done the research to which ones are the best.
Diagnosed w/ Crohn’s Disease March 2007 On 150mg Azathioprine (generic Imuran), Pentasa, & Entocort (take zofran for nausea now)
Diagnosed w/ Fibromyalgia May 2007 also on Soma
Also have Arthritis, and feel like I am falling apart sometimes...
My answer to your question…….”so, does anyone try to get by without meds” …….is YES.
I gave up all medication in 2005 – against the advice of my doctor.
The medication was not curing my UC, it was just controlling it. The doctor told me I would need to take it everyday for the rest of my life.
The main reason I gave up medication was because it made me feel terrible most of the time. I had a huge weight gain of 30KGS, I was irritable all the time, I developed an inner rage, I sometimes had the urge to stab my husband because of the inner rages, I was very short tempered, I had headaches, I was depressed (I felt suciduial after the doctor told me I would be on drugs for life) I was felt sad, teary, depressed, I developed a moon shape face and the steroids caused a rather fetching moustache to grow on my upper lip.
In the end, I could not see the point of taking a certain drug to “heal” UC but at the same time suffer from serious side-effects in the form of other disease brought on by that that drug.
It’s like robbing Peter to pay Paul!
I had some success keeping the UC under control using solely vitamins and minerals but I stopped that because it was quite an expensive process.
By August 2007, I was extremely sick again but still resisting a return to the drugs.
Since September 2007, I have been following David Klein’s raw vegan diet and finally feel that I am getting somewhere. I believe I can totally cure myself through this diet and the odd vitamin.
Sick since 1998 – finally diagnosed 2003.
No drugs (last drugs were taken in 2005).
Healing myself thorough diet & natural methods.
Using plant derived MultiGest Enzymes capsules as part of diet.
wow, thanks for all that info pb4! I will definately keep drinking my tea. I love chamomile tea and now I know it can help my CD.