I have crohn's colitis, this simply means crohn's is affecting my colon (where UC typically hangs out), it doesn't mean that they cannot tell if it's either CD or UC, when they are not sure if it's CD or UC then it's called "indeterminate colitis". With crohn's colitis becaue your CD is affecting your colon your symptoms are closer to UC symtpoms with bleeding/mucus...the same meds used to treat UC are used to treat crohn's colitis as well. The same extra intestinal manifestations that are present with UC are also present with CD, skin issues, eye issues, bone and joint issues, ect. The word colitis mean "col"=colon and "itis"= inflammation.
The distincitive differences (via colonoscopy) between UC and CD are with CD there are patchy or skipped patterns of inflammation (healthy tissue in between inflamed tissues), with UC the entire area will be inflamed with no patchy/skipped pattern...with CD the inflammation can go deep into the many layers of the intestinal lining, with UC it remains on the surface of the lining only. UC is limited to the colon/rectom, where as CD can affect any part of the GI tract from mouth to anus, and can affect more than one area at a time.
bee propolis caps 500mg one cap twice/day
omegas 369 caps one cap twice/day
probiotics 10 billion cfu once/day
vitamins C-calcium ascorbate (easy on the gut) and vitamin A each once/day
Prodiem fibre supplement one cap before bed
I've also altered my diet (no junky stuff at all, processed, fast-foods, refined sugars, ect) and exercise regularly.
I went from 30+ bloody BM's/day with lots of lower back pain to an average of 5/day no bleeding no back pain and completely formed stools, still have severe urgency issues.
~~~~~~~~My bum is broken....there's a big crack down the middle of it! LOL :)~~~~~~~~