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