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Mercury28
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   Posted 1/21/2010 7:05 AM (GMT -6)   
Can anyone tell me whether it is safe to do a Vitamin E enema while in a huge flare with lots of blood?

I want to try and calm things down in there, so thought Vitamin E would sooth the intestine.
Ulcerative colitis for around 15 years untreated (Im am 28 years old now)

ASACOL, PREDNISONE, PENTASA do not work for me. I do not want to try remicade. Possible surgery in the future.

I am on no medication, the doctors do not know what to do with me, so very concerned about my future.

My biggest concern BOWEL CANCER :O(


ickypoo
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   Posted 1/21/2010 7:20 AM (GMT -6)   
I can think of no reason why it would not be safe, but I don't know for sure.

Another enema I have used while in a flare was a mixture of slippery elm, marshmallow root and comfrey root powders (1 teaspoon each in 2 cups warm water). You will want to retain it for as long as you can - hopefully at least an hour. This has helped to calm things down for me.

I can provide more details if you are interested.
Diagnosed with UC in 1990.
Current Meds: Sulfasalazine & Folic Acid.
Supplements: fish oil, flax oil, glucosamine, CoQ10, fiber, aloe vera juice, probiotics.
Other: unpasteurized milk every day.


Mercury28
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   Posted 1/21/2010 7:26 AM (GMT -6)   
I have read about that enema in healing the the gut by Jini Patel. I was going to try it, but apparently comfrey root should not be used internally as it can cause serious liver problems.

My doctors here are useless, I just need to get things under control for my immigration medical I am having next week. I want to stop the blood and urgency and loose stools.
Ulcerative colitis for around 15 years untreated (Im am 28 years old now)

Asacol tablets and enemas,Steroids, Pentasa, Mezavant, Sulphazine, 6MP to name a few do not work for me. I do not want to try remicade. Possible surgery in the future.

I am on no meds, now looking into probiotics, turmeric Vitamin E enemas and fecel transplantation. Getting food allergy tested 23.1.10

In a bad flare since Christmas, which I need to get under control fast as it is taking over my life.

My biggest concern BOWEL CANCER :O(


ickypoo
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Total Posts : 224
   Posted 1/21/2010 1:36 PM (GMT -6)   
I personally think the dangers associated with comfrey are over-hyped, especially since it has been successfully used for the past 2000 years or so. Of course, if you were to give yourself an enema containing comfrey every day for months at a time, I would begin to worry about your health. But for occasional use, I think it safer and more effective than many other treatments. It has certainly helped me.

An alternative spelled out by Patel-Thompson is to substitute plaintain and calendula powder. It is not considered as effective as comfrey, but should help nonetheless.

Hopefully the vitamin E enema will do the trick for you. I know you have been struggling with this for quite a while now. Best wishes.
Diagnosed with UC in 1990.
Current Meds: Sulfasalazine & Folic Acid.
Supplements: fish oil, flax oil, glucosamine, CoQ10, fiber, aloe vera juice, probiotics.
Other: unpasteurized milk every day.


puffed rice
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   Posted 1/21/2010 4:28 PM (GMT -6)   
I have used Vit E enemas many times during major flares with lots of bleeding.  I found that the vit E helped to stop the bleeding faster than many other things that I have been perscribed.  I squeezed the oil from about 8-10 capsules into an enema bottle and mixed it with a little warm water, take another capsule and lubricate the tip with it and try to retain it all night.  Use nightly until things settle down.
Also find a good probiotic with at least 50 billion active cultures and take at least 2 or more of these a day, usually first thing in the morning and again before bed and stay on them forever they help alot.
Diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis 1995
Salofalk Tablets  2pills -3xday
 cortifoam nightly when needed
hycort enemas nightly when flaring/vitamin E enemas
Bio-K Probiotic (evening) + Renew Life - ultimate flora critical care probiotic (morning)
metamucil nightly
cut out all wheat and flour


Mercury28
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Date Joined Jul 2009
Total Posts : 170
   Posted 1/22/2010 6:22 AM (GMT -6)   
My doctor said to me this morning a vitamin E enema is dangerous when flaring but couldn't actually tell me why.

The one thing I was going to try today has now been stopped because I don't want to make things any worse.

Do doctors really know it all?!
Ulcerative colitis for around 15 years untreated (Im am 28 years old now)

Asacol tablets and enemas,Steroids, Pentasa, Mezavant, Sulphazine, 6MP to name a few do not work for me. I do not want to try remicade. Possible surgery in the future.

I am on no meds, now looking into probiotics, turmeric Vitamin E enemas and fecel transplantation. Getting food allergy tested 23.1.10

In a bad flare since Christmas, which I need to get under control fast as it is taking over my life.

My biggest concern BOWEL CANCER :O(

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