Hi there! I have had about 4 bouts with pouchitis over the last 18 months or so. I was told in my annual gyn visit that I am severely anemic ... 7.4 hemoglobin level. I am trying to get my pouchitis under control ... however, with the issue of us moving from STL area to SC ... my surgeon is in STL and I am working with getting doctors in Charleston on board to monitor my pouch. This has been tough. Any guidance would be greatly appreciated. I did not realize I had pouchitis ... I was told that I was going into menopause ... this explained being tired and dizzy. However, the vision issue ... I was told was due to my age ... I am 44.
Needless to say ... it appears that it has been pouchitis for some time and that I have been bleeding ...
I went back to STL last week and they said that I have pouchitis ... ulcerations in my pouch looked pretty bad. They confirmed that I do not have Chron's Disease (this is really good!)
Any suggestions on the all natural way of healing ... I am afraid to continue to take drugs ... with my history of UC ... I was on alot of drugs since age 18ish.
UC since around 1984
J Pouch surgery in April, 2005