Anything Natural?

New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
[ << Previous Thread | Next Thread >> ]

nazeha
Regular Member


Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 41
   Posted 8/25/2007 5:26 PM (GMT -7)   
Hello All...
I'm new to the forum. I just wanted to ask if anyone has found any kind of diet or natural medicine that has worked w/relieving any CD symptoms. I have heard of the Maker's Diet and am looking more into that. But what else is out there? Anything natural? I've been on Entocort and Cipro...But the side effects of the Entocort were pretty ridiculous. I am getting off that now and want to try something more natural.
If you know of anything, please do share.
Thanks much.
M.
Maya
Diagnosed with CD in Jan 07 after going to different doctors for fissures or what I thought were hemmeroids. After getting a colonoscopy they found out I had Crohns. I had no idea what the hell CD was, but once I read up on it, realized I've had mild symptoms since age 12. I'm now 19.
I have mild to moderate CD, and don't have many symptoms other than my 3 fissures, stomach pain after eating, diarreah, bloating, cramping, gastritis on occasion, and then other random health issues that are caused from CD like gingivitis for example.
I'm currently on Cipro and Entocort (3mg/3xday). The Entocort has given me lots of issues. Really puffy cheeks, the inability to lose any weight while working out constantly, lots of acne, weird hair growth, and these random stretch marks on my thighs and breasts. I told my Dr. I thought I had Cushings Syndrome, which is an effect of Entocort, but she doesn't believe me.
This site is great for support.
<3
 


momoftwoangels
Regular Member


Date Joined Jul 2007
Total Posts : 222
   Posted 8/25/2007 11:17 PM (GMT -7)   
First I would like to say welcome to healing well. Second pb4 is the best person to answer this question. Hope that she comes around soon. Actually I had copied what she had told me awhile back here it is:
-bee propolis (purchased from puritans pride)
-omegas 3-6-9 (also purchased from puritans pride)
-Primadophilus Rueteri made by natures way
-Prodeim stool bulker with a mild laxative (recommended by my GI even when I told him I sometimes feel constipated, he assured me this would help for both C and D problems...he was right)
-I also take Vitamins B12, A and C-Calcium Ascorbate
and drink nothing but water and chamomile tea (another natural anti-inflamatory)

The only RX I ever use it cortifoam when CD affects my rectom (called proctitis) it's a foam enema not an oral RX.

hope this helps and maybe pb will be able to give you more information.
Heather
Living with Crohns for 1 year. I have a wonderful husband and two beautiful little girls.
 
One blessing that came with my Crohns: I thank God for each day that I can get out of bed and take care of my girls and my home.


Roni
Veteran Member


Date Joined May 2003
Total Posts : 2480
   Posted 8/26/2007 9:43 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi,

In my opinion, the best diet out there is the Maker's Diet. It's tough to follow tho. Also, a strong digestive aid Probiotic is extremely helpful. I use Garden of Life Primal Defense.

If you try the diet for more than 30 days, you'll notice a worthwhile difference in your crohn's troubles. Best wishes.

pb4
Elite Member


Date Joined Feb 2004
Total Posts : 20576
   Posted 8/26/2007 1:44 PM (GMT -7)   
well done momoftwoangels!!! :)

Besides the natural supplements that I use (as momoftwoangels posted above for you), I drink nothing but water and chamomile tea, eat a very healthy diet, no processed foods/beverages, fast-foods, caffeine, animal fats refined sugars...I use stevia instead of sugar, I use extra virgine olive oil instead of butter...I exercise regularly as well.

I'm able to eat all fruits and veggies with no problems thanks to the Prodiem fibre supplement my GI suggested to me (it's similar to Metamucil).
 
Warning about the bee propolis, if you're allergic to bees avoid it and any other bee products.

:)


My bum is broken....there's a big crack down the middle of it!  LOL  :)


nazeha
Regular Member


Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 41
   Posted 9/2/2007 12:25 PM (GMT -7)   
Thank you all very much. I'll let you know how things go once I start the supplements you all recommended.
Maya
Diagnosed with CD in Jan 07 after going to different doctors for fissures or what I thought were hemmeroids. After getting a colonoscopy they found out I had Crohns. I had no idea what the hell CD was, but once I read up on it, realized I've had mild symptoms since age 12. I'm now 19.
I have mild to moderate CD, and don't have many symptoms other than my 3 fissures, stomach pain after eating, diarreah, bloating, cramping, gastritis on occasion, and then other random health issues that are caused from CD like gingivitis for example.
I'm currently on Cipro and Entocort (3mg/3xday). The Entocort has given me lots of issues. Really puffy cheeks, the inability to lose any weight while working out constantly, lots of acne, weird hair growth, and these random stretch marks on my thighs and breasts. I told my Dr. I thought I had Cushings Syndrome, which is an effect of Entocort, but she doesn't believe me.
This site is great for support.
<3
 


pb4
Elite Member


Date Joined Feb 2004
Total Posts : 20576
   Posted 9/2/2007 12:31 PM (GMT -7)   
I strongly suggest you try one thing at a time to see what benefits you and what doesn't that way you're not wasting time and money taking things that don't help...although I do have to say, things like fish oils, fibre and probiotics will be a benefit to your system even if you don't notice major improvements with your CD symptoms right away...it can take time...I'd start with the probiotics first then add fibre supplements and slowly go from there.

:)
My bum is broken....there's a big crack down the middle of it!  LOL  :)

New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
Forum Information
Currently it is Saturday, December 10, 2016 5:54 AM (GMT -7)
There are a total of 2,735,804 posts in 301,336 threads.
View Active Threads


Who's Online
This forum has 151439 registered members. Please welcome our newest member, owillie.
219 Guest(s), 5 Registered Member(s) are currently online.  Details
Rebel_runner, Loutucky, mrs. george, teddydog, iPoop


Follow HealingWell.com on Facebook  Follow HealingWell.com on Twitter  Follow HealingWell.com on Pinterest
Advertisement
Advertisement

©1996-2016 HealingWell.com LLC  All rights reserved.

Advertise | Privacy Policy & Disclaimer