I just thought these results would interest people.
I was diagnosed with UC in 2006. I hate the meds. I hate the idea that I will be on these drugs for the rest of my life and there is no cure. So, my husband and I decided to look at some alternatives. I went to the holistic doctor in the beginning of January. They had me send away stool and saliva samples and I just go tmy results. I am a mess - elevated fungus and bacteria levels in my stool, depressed SIgA (normal is 400-880, I am at 17), elevated cortisol levels, inflammation in the large and small intestines, blood in the stool, and an allergy to soy protein.
My doctor was so quick to discard the idea that diet could be playing a role in my UC. I am a vegetarian, who eats soy on a daily basis. My soy allergy is causing a lot of my problems.
My doctor was also quick to discard the idea that an eating disorder in my late teens, including years of laxative abuse, would have any impact on my digestive system now. Well, apparently the years of purging led to a lack of digestive enzymes, which led to an overgrowth of bacteria and fungus in my digestive system, which is also causing a lot of my problems with malabsorption and inflammation.
The holtistic doctor has put me on the following suppliments - spanish black radish, congaplex, zymex, multizyme, l-glutamine, calsol, protefood and some drops called "intestinal distress". I started them today. Within 10 days I should feel better, but because some bacteria can survive for several months, he feels that it could take as long as 3 months to be healed.
For the first time in a few years I have hope that I can get better, that I don't have to live ym life in constant pain and running for the bathroom. I honestly believe that there is an explanation for what is going on in my body and a way that it can be cured.
I will update with my progress. I hope that someone finds this and considers looking into it.
Diagnosed with UC in Jan 2006