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therearemiracles
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   Posted 1/6/2008 5:39 PM (GMT -7)   
Hello
I been off meds for 3 months now and taking my natural paths protocol for 4 months. I was bleeding a lot in the AM around Christmas. I have 1 bathroom visit a day. Yesterday was a turning point for me. I had a urge to pass gas and when I did it was totally dry. This is the first time in 4 YEARS! Today again, gas and dry. I'm so darn happy, to me this mean things are healing. This last week I've totally changed my diet. No chicken or beef just pasta and veggies. Go figure, pasta? Something I've stayed away from along with bread mostly off then on, since UC started. For four days now I have a hard boiled eggs, tuna tetrazenni, protein smoothies, steamed spinach, broccoli, califlower and that's basically what I've been having. I think changing over to the pasta soaked up the diarreah. Or could it been it's something soft going through the intestines? I've had diarreah since this all began, again 4 years. This is been the hardest b/c I couldn't pass gas with out something flying out with it. My stools in the morning are 98% dry and have changed completely. I don't need to run to the bathroom upon waking and I can lay on my left side. I'm walking a hour a day on my treadmill and I don't have to go to the bathroom in first 10 mins of starting.  I know this maybe hard to read for some b/c I've been where you've been thinking there's no hope (losing weight, running to the bathroom 100 times, pooping your pants, I bought Depends at one point, panic attacks but there is hope. Hang in there you do get better. I truly feel since starting my naturalpaths protocol of cleaning the liver/gallbladder my UC has been getting better and better. I'm still taking GSE (grapefruit seed extract) to kill bacteria/virisus and taking a powered probiotic (Biotics), digestive enzyme (Enzymedica) and my Standard Process supplements.  My Naturalpath is Dr. Tent from Novi, Michigan if you want to consult with him. He's been doing this for 28 years.
 
My GI still to this day (she's great for my colonoscopy in August) but she'll prescribe all meds over the phone and doesn't want to see me and never discussed my results after that day. I was so doped up I don't remember much, but when I went to make a appt to see her it was a 2months wait and I just had my colonoscopy. I was really put off by that. To this day, it's a 2 months wait, but I can get all the drugs I want by calling in. So to me, who's seen 8 doctors in 3 years, seeing one more (naturalpath) what did I have to lose?
Remember I did a yeast test, blood work, parasite and bacteria tests, hair analysis, coloscopies and at first when I was bleeding they said I had IBS, never UC. Then it got worse and worse by the months and they finally said you now have UC.
I'm not saying I'm 100%....yet....but I do say I was persistant and have not rested in my conquest of my health. I have bought everything you could think of for my UC, probiotics, holy water, clay, salts, honey, supplements, books, doctors of the internet, tests over the internet, oils, changed my carpet in my house, changed my bed 2 times, you name it and I still insisted it was a bacteria from eating the tainted alfalfa sprouts that nearly killed me one night. My natural path agreed and we've been working on that ever since. Stress didn't help my matters. But I understand that bacteria can burrow in the intestines and eat the mucus membranes and then you get leaky gut, where everything you eat or certain things pass into the blood stream and can give you UC symptoms, especially the inflammation b/c the body is attacking the food. So we're working on healing my mucus membranes too. It's a lot to take in.
 
I have just read and purchased (4 books to give to friends and family b/c I think this book changed my life) of Greg's Anderson 22 Non-Negotional Laws to Wellness. This book changed my life. I had to do a lot of healing interally too. Learning to forgive and not contacting that person who wronged you, but in secret. How to love unconditionally, it's not that easy. So there's been a lot of factors into my getting well. I read some chapters over and over and break down and cry b/c I know in my heart I need this type of healing too.
 
Thanks for letting me share what I've been up to lately and hopefully my story will help someone keep their Hope and Faith.
 
 
I had the Rocephin shot and 2 weeks of Omnicef, this helped with my bloating and digestion. That was 4/15/07
Had Cipro and Predison for 10 & 5 days, 7/3/07
Colonoscopy & Endoscopy 7/27, Left sided colitis and near cecum (mild)
Had a shot of steriods for my ear inflammation 8/31
Stopped Colozal 10/1/07 was on it for 7 weeks, side effects
On Standard Process supplements, trying a new protocal from a
natural path as of 9/10/07
!
 
 
 


kim123
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   Posted 1/6/2008 8:47 PM (GMT -7)   
therearemiracles,
Loved reading your update. Thank you. I felt all tingly inside while I was reading it! For me, the 'natural' way was the only way for me, as well. I believe fungus is an overlooked and underestimated destroyer of one's health. The very things you said bacteria is responsible for (leaky gut, inflammation, destroying mucous membranes), fungus is also capable of doing that, and more. Grapefruit seed extract is a powerful antifungal. Sounds like you are also following somewhat of a lo-carb diet, something that will also help you get better, if you have a fungal condition. Whatever it is, I am glad to hear you are feeling better. Gives others hope :) Continued success..........
Kim

Old Hat
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   Posted 1/6/2008 9:01 PM (GMT -7)   
Happy New Year, THEREAREMIRACLES! I'm glad to read that you're feeling better! Broccoli & cauliflower florets also seem to do good things for my colon. Simple pasta dishes have always agreed with me, too. There has been a new member, PLEASE, posting recently about her 19 yr-old daughter's experience trying to get treatment for newly diagnosed UC. She is very annoyed because the doctors pile on meds but do not want to schedule follow-up office visits for months. Pretty much what you have written about. / Old Hat (nearly 30 yrs with left-sided UC; currently on 3 Colazal daily for maintenance of remission)

pb4
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   Posted 1/6/2008 11:28 PM (GMT -7)   
I'm so glad to hear you're doing better, I hope it lasts from here on out.

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


quincy
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   Posted 1/7/2008 12:38 AM (GMT -7)   
Great to hear things are going well for you!!

Have a great year!

quincy
*Heather*Status: mini flare Dec 28... increased enemas to nightly
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~5ASA: Asacol (6 daily) + Salofalk enemas (increase for flares tapered to maintenance)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed
~vitamins/minerals/supplements 
~Probiotic 3(Natural Factors Protec) bedtime + 1 (Primadophilus Reuteri) occasionally
~multi-digestive enzymes as needed ....bromelain 1 - 2x daily
~Ranitidine,Pariet (reflux) Effexor XR 75mg;  Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS"  worth it !!!


love4cats
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Total Posts : 458
   Posted 1/7/2008 7:36 AM (GMT -7)   
I am so happy for you.  Taking the natural route to control your immune system is so much better for you than meds.
 
I was wondering if your GI knows that you are seeing the Naturalpath doctor and if so what does she think of going this route?
 
Dry farts, that is reason to celebrate!!
 
 
Dx:  UC Proctitis 2006
 
Meds:  None so far. Garlic works to ease flares. My GI laughed when I told him and said it was just coincidence.
 
Diet:  Regular fresh garlic, Biobest yogurt daily, Omega 3 supplements, very limited junk food, carbs and processed food, low fat diet.  Lots of fresh fruit and veggies (limited potatoes). 
 
Added: tumeric and probiotics.
 
 


therearemiracles
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   Posted 1/7/2008 7:45 AM (GMT -7)   

No my GI has no idea that I'm seeing a natural path. Seriously, I tried getting into seeing her and it's a 2 months wait! I have not seen since August of last year. It blows my mind b/c I'm a established patient. I got these vibes from her...it is what it is and you'll be taking meds all your life. Her brother has Chron's so she's very familiar with all this UC stuff.

Today another great experience. I have not gone to the bathroom yet this morning. I walk on the treadmill another hour today, got up a 6:30am and no problems. I didn't need to go to the bathroom.

I've changed my pasta b/c the cream of mushroom soup was making me congested with all the milk, so now it's like a cold summer salad. Oliver oil, peppers (red and yellow) a little garlic. I've never eaten pasta b/c I thought the gluten was the problem and I seem to be doing better than ever!

Thanks for all your positive energy. My life is a testimony and one day I really need to write a inspiritional book about my life. If I can make it, you can make!


I had the Rocephin shot and 2 weeks of Omnicef, this helped with my bloating and digestion. That was 4/15/07
Had Cipro and Predison for 10 & 5 days, 7/3/07
Colonoscopy & Endoscopy 7/27, Left sided colitis and near cecum (mild)
Had a shot of steriods for my ear inflammation 8/31
Stopped Colozal 10/1/07 was on it for 7 weeks, side effects
On Standard Process supplements, trying a new protocal from a
natural path as of 9/10/07
!
 
 
 


UC Mom
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Date Joined Jun 2007
Total Posts : 146
   Posted 1/7/2008 8:38 AM (GMT -7)   
Would it be safe to try the Grapefruit Seed Extract along with Asocol?
 

therearemiracles
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   Posted 1/7/2008 8:48 AM (GMT -7)   
Is there a naturalpath you can visit near you? I would hate to give the wrong answers. You can read on GFE by typing Citricidal and they link comes up and it's very informative. However in saying this, I was on Colozal while taking GFE extract now that I think of it. One month on my doctors supplements (far from where I am now) I was feeling a whole lot better! I could feel a change in my body occuring. 
I had the Rocephin shot and 2 weeks of Omnicef, this helped with my bloating and digestion. That was 4/15/07
Had Cipro and Predison for 10 & 5 days, 7/3/07
Colonoscopy & Endoscopy 7/27, Left sided colitis and near cecum (mild)
Had a shot of steriods for my ear inflammation 8/31
Stopped Colozal 10/1/07 was on it for 7 weeks, side effects
On Standard Process supplements, trying a new protocal from a
natural path as of 9/10/07
!
 
 
 


UC Mom
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Date Joined Jun 2007
Total Posts : 146
   Posted 1/7/2008 8:54 AM (GMT -7)   
I do not know of one, but will check around. It is for my teenage son.  I can't seem to find a gastro doctor that I like.  I am on this forum so often, and believe I know more than the doctors know that we have been to:) I am so glad you are doing well.  This is a difficult disease to manage in a 17 year old boy.  He does great taking his pills and vitamins, but can't stay away from junk food.  I try to encourage him to make the right choices, but it is tough at his age. Thanks for your info.

therearemiracles
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   Posted 1/7/2008 8:58 AM (GMT -7)   
Your welcome. How did his UC start?
I had the Rocephin shot and 2 weeks of Omnicef, this helped with my bloating and digestion. That was 4/15/07
Had Cipro and Predison for 10 & 5 days, 7/3/07
Colonoscopy & Endoscopy 7/27, Left sided colitis and near cecum (mild)
Had a shot of steriods for my ear inflammation 8/31
Stopped Colozal 10/1/07 was on it for 7 weeks, side effects
On Standard Process supplements, trying a new protocal from a
natural path as of 9/10/07
!
 
 
 


UC Mom
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Date Joined Jun 2007
Total Posts : 146
   Posted 1/7/2008 9:06 AM (GMT -7)   
August 2006 (15 years old). He had what we thought was a bad stomach thing. Lots of diarreah, and gas. Of course I did not know exactly what was happening. By the time his pediatrician refered us to a specialist, it was the beginning of October, and a colonoscopy showed UC. I always thought he had a bacterial infection from swimming pool water or something, but the tests came back negative. He was in remission from about January until October 2007 . It breaks my heart. Do I need to buy a particular brand of GFE or can I just go to the Vitamin Shoppe and get one? Liquid or pills?
Thanks again!!

therearemiracles
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   Posted 1/7/2008 9:26 AM (GMT -7)   

I take the liquid GFE by Citricidal (one drop in 3 oz of water on a empty stomach when I wake up, at 3pm and bedtime) but I also take a capsule from Biotics of oil of oregeno and a Standard Process supplement called A-C Cataplex. They only sell Standard Process through chiropractors. Then at breakfast I take 5 A-F betafoods and 3 Trace minerals all by Standard Process and repeat this at dinner. I have always been on these products since Sept. but the amount and times of the day have changed. Dr. Tent's number is 248-477-0380 he's someone I would certainly recommend seeing. I've done Dr. Dahlman protocol (not eating gluten or dairy and taking his supplements) it did not work and I've spent at least $800 with him. One thing my Dr. never said was change your diet. Now in taking the GFE I try, try to watch my sugar in take since it's a fungal/bacteria killer.

The first thing I did notice taking his supplements was the urgency and the number of trips to the bathroom went away. Overall my body got stronger and I wasn't sleeping 18 hour days and the pain was manageable.

I think I posted the most about my butthole pooking out and all the accidents I was having in my pants, not to mention the panic attacks. Horrible, horrible and I sure have been through it hard!

But I don't think I have what most describe as UC like fevers. I had a bad bug my body was trying to get rid of, but couldn't. I have been tested for bacteria overgrowth by stool and by breath and all negitive. I've been on 3 different antibiotics and that didn't work.


I had the Rocephin shot and 2 weeks of Omnicef, this helped with my bloating and digestion. That was 4/15/07
Had Cipro and Predison for 10 & 5 days, 7/3/07
Colonoscopy & Endoscopy 7/27, Left sided colitis and near cecum (mild)
Had a shot of steriods for my ear inflammation 8/31
Stopped Colozal 10/1/07 was on it for 7 weeks, side effects
On Standard Process supplements, trying a new protocal from a
natural path as of 9/10/07
!
 
 
 


UC Mom
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Date Joined Jun 2007
Total Posts : 146
   Posted 1/7/2008 9:52 AM (GMT -7)   
Bless your heart. You have had a time. That is wonderful that you are finding a better way. I checked the phone book, and can't find a natural path in our city. My chiropractor has been working on getting us hooked up with one in New York. We live in SC, but may be able to do it long distance. I am leaving work now in search of the GFE. I will let you know how that goes!! Thanks again.

AshNH
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Date Joined Jul 2007
Total Posts : 208
   Posted 1/7/2008 12:52 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Miracles,

Last year, I had similar results with Olive Leaf Extract and cutting back on sugar, carbs, etc.(thanks to Kim's advice) My diet was primarily veggies and eggs. My number of bowel movements reduced from 8 to 4 within few days. At that point, my GI had wanted to put me on Remicade but decided to let me try the "natural path". It seemed to work for me, until the holidays when I overdid it on the sweets and greasy food, which caused a minor flare. Now I am trying to get back with similar methods as before. Thanks for your update.
Ash 39 NH, vegetarian
Diagnosed with UC July 06 (I think 6/6/6) during 10 day hospitalization
Current meds: Asacol 12, Imuran 150mg
Centrum Silver, Primadophilus Reuteri, DHA-Omega 3, L-glutamine

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