The poor guy in the movie Amazing Grace had UC in the late 1700s, I just couldn't imagine living back then with this. No plumbing, probably horrible tiolet paper, the only meds were opium types as far as I know. People probably used more natural remedies I would assume. My friend from Russia is always trying to make me try these teas and natural oils and things. She says that when she used to live there, they didn't have insurance or doctors and would only use natural remedies because they had no choice, she swears by them.
Diagnosed with Left-sided Ulcerative Colitis 1995 at 15
Tried: Prednisone, Rowasa & Hydrocortisone Enemas, Proctofoam, Sulfasalazine, Asacol, Probiotics, Fish Oil, Canasa, Enotcort, Colazol, Proctocort, Anamantle, etc...
Diagnosed with Ulcerative Proctitis with almost rectovaginal fistula in 2004, put on Remicade, August 2007:Increased Remicade dosage-700mg every 6 weeks,diagnosed with Psoriatic Arthritis & Fibromyalgia Current meds:
Remicade 700mgs every 6 wks (had reaction, will start Humira Jan 29) Clorazepate, Proctofoam HC, Glucosamine 500, Vitamin B, Lomotil as needed, Darvocet, Tylenol pm