how is crohn's treated in Homeo

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RSP1974
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   Posted 6/14/2010 10:35 AM (GMT -7)   
is there a treatment for crohn's in Homeopathy ?

Nanners
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   Posted 6/14/2010 11:28 AM (GMT -7)   
I don't believe so. Some will try things such as the SCD diet, but my personal opinion is that meds and diet should be considered as complimentary of eachother. I once tried doing this without meds and it ended very ugly with emergency surgery. So from now on I am a good girl and watch what I eat and take my meds. Good luck!! JMHO
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Crohn's Disease for over 34 years. Currently on Asacol, Prilosec, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain, Zofran, Phenergan, Probiotics, Calcium, Vit D, and Xanax prn. Resections in 2002 & 2005. Also diagnosed w/ Fibromyalgia, Osteoarthritis, & Anxiety. Currently my Crohns is in remission, but my joints are going crazy!
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Djin
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   Posted 6/14/2010 12:35 PM (GMT -7)   

Usually (maibe 100%?), our hard bitten folks, that had endured many meds, diets and tried many options. For them, homeo, alone, just is not an option.

It's not proven to be effective.  


Male, 35 (lovely family of wife and two daughters)
Diagnosed in nov/94 - Started with Prednisone, followed by Pentasa, entocort, flagyl, Imuran, Cipro, etc.
Blockage (popcorn!!) - First Surgery 2001 (no ressection)
Severe bleedind - 2003 - Stopped by 60mg of Prednisone
Stricture leading to a ressection in Dec/2008 - Second Surgery
Now on Remicade + 100 75mg Imuran + Iron (doc said i'm in remission, but I'm not sure at all)
 


downgarden
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   Posted 6/14/2010 2:06 PM (GMT -7)   
Ajuga dilution LM2 LM4 and LM6.
Im on bottle LM2.

Ive read an article in the swedish press about a women who "got cured/lost all her sympthoms" after homeopathy treatment.

(The Ajuga is to simulate mycobacteria infection. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10630115)

I did take another 3months homeopathy treatment earlier this year, it didnt help.

I will start the whipworm treatment as soon as the send me my maggots, thou I will finish the Ajuga bottles.

vixen
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   Posted 6/14/2010 2:20 PM (GMT -7)   
 
By treatment do you mean cure or to alleviate the symptoms? There is a huge difference.
 
I have seen someone be symptom free (although NOT cured/condition  was not crohns either)
I am just begining to go down this avenue with ds (no, I am not going to stop prescribed medication) but as what he is on doesn't appear to be working at the mo and I really do not want him to move onto the next level there is nothing to lose and it can't harm him-it is two months to next gastro appt so if he not improving by then further drugs it is, but until then..............
 

tsitodawg
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   Posted 6/15/2010 12:22 AM (GMT -7)   
Symptom free does not mean disease free. This disease works on a microscopic level and the damage is often done very slowly and is very subtle at first. For many years you may think that you are in remission due to diet but the damage is still occuring because the Crohn's inflammation is still there in the tissue. Many people like Nanners realize after it is too late to stop the damage and end up in surgery or with multiple surgeries. I would sure love it if there was a diet that would cure the disease or stop the symptoms but it takes a combo of diet, exercise, maintenance medications to hold Crohn's at bay.On the other hand, there are some more natural medications that may help with some of the symptoms or a diet that can eliminate flare triggering foods but you still need meds to treat the actual disease.

RSP1974
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   Posted 6/15/2010 1:22 AM (GMT -7)   
thanks a ton!

newfoundsun
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   Posted 6/15/2010 7:59 AM (GMT -7)   

Very well said by everyone.

I agree that there is no cure, and that just being symptom free does not mean your are okay.  I feel you need to work very closely with your doctor, whatever you choose.

I am currently 6 months into being treated by a Naturopath, as well as changing my diet drastically.  So far, my inflammation markers have come down dramatically.  My symptoms improved dramatically and have stayed away since changing my diet.  I will see in another 6 months with a colonoscopy with my GI how this disease is doing, and take treatment from there. 

I think there are complementary things that can be done to help.  As far as how much they can help?  Time will tell.......


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Crohn's diagnosed 11/12/09
Cytomel and Levoxyl for thyroid.  Supplements for all else as per my ND.

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