Aloe-Vera and Crohn's

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   Posted 1/22/2009 10:51 PM (GMT -6)   
I know someone who swears on aloe-cure, can anyone give me a opinion about this homeo-pathic treatment?

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   Posted 1/22/2009 11:54 PM (GMT -6)   
Like most medicines or natural cures it helps some and really hurts others. I've heard a lot of people swear by its benefits and many others say it just exacerbated their symptoms.
And if you are at all interested in healing through diet like the SCD its page gives this information:

But I think in the end it is just relative to the person'll probably just have to try it like everything else and see.
20 years old, Diagnosed with moderate to severe Crohn's and Colitis in May of 2008.
Currently taking:
Prednisone 15 mg, pentasa 2 pills 4x a day, bentyl as needed, omeprazole in the morning, multivitamin, humira every other week, and good probiotics.
Surgery for ectopic pregnancy most likely the result of severe Crohn's inflammation in July of 2008.
Attempting a diet without refined sugars, high fat content, bleached or bromated flour, most dairy, red meat, and avoiding anything spicy like the plague. Also refuse to eat anything with trans fat or high fructose/corn syrup.
"He who has a why to live for can bear with almost any how."

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   Posted 1/23/2009 12:05 AM (GMT -6)   
I used to drink aloe juice and thought it helped. However I quit drinking it when I started the SCD because it's not allowed.

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   Posted 1/23/2009 4:01 AM (GMT -6)   
I used to drink it, its kinda nasty tasting but you can buy kinds that are flavored.  I didnt take it very long it seemed like it was giving me more D, but Im not 100% sure that it was the cause.

Dianogsed with Crohns: At 16 years old. 22 years old now.
Surgeries:2 Bowel Resections, Gallbladder Removed.
Current Meds: Humira (bi-weekly)

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   Posted 1/23/2009 10:34 AM (GMT -6)   
Aloe vera can have a laxative effect if I recall, so it could have been responsible for your D.

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   Posted 1/26/2009 9:39 AM (GMT -6)   
^Many many things are considered diarrhetic. I personally have found aloe vera to be soothing. I take it in one of the stomach formulas. The taste is nasty so sometimes I mix it with orange juice.

It definitely has beneficial topical effects for burns, abrasion, etc. When its doing its thing on the inside its much harder to tell. Perhaps it does soothe ulcers? I think it does help me. However, on occasion it has made me feel slightly queasy when taken on an empty stomach.
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-Crohn's since 2005
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