My aloe experiment

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princesscolon
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   Posted 3/17/2008 3:01 PM (GMT -7)   
I asked my GI if it was ok if I put aloe in my rectum.  He said that there were no studies on such a thing, but if I wanted to make aloe gel enemas that it was fine to him.  So last night, I cut open the aloe leaf and scraped out the gel and put it in my proctofoam applicator and used it twice.  It felt good at first.  Later it started feeling kinda annoying like I felt like my bowels were full.   I had less bleeding today than usual.  I do not recommend anyone else try this, I am doing it under my doctors supervision and I don't know if there are any risks.  I'll try to remember to write back in a few days with any changes.
Diagnosed with Left-sided UC in 1995 at age 15, Prednisone, Rowasa & Hydrocort. Enemas, Proctofoam, Sulfasalazine, Asacol, Probiotics, Fish Oil, Aloe Juice, Canasa, Enotcort, Colazol, Anamantle, Remicade, etc... had almost recto-vaginal fistula in 2004, put on Remicade, August 2007:Increased Remicade dosage-700mg every 6 weeks,diagnosed w/ Psoriatic Arthritis & Fibromyalgia Current meds: Clorazepate, Proctofoam HC, Glucosamine 500, Vitamin B, Lomotil,  Tylenol pm, Lyrica started 1/17/08


quincy
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   Posted 3/18/2008 1:25 AM (GMT -7)   
Definitely keep us posted.

I'm sure it's been tried more times than your doc lets on....aloe was probably used way back in the day before meds.

quincy
*Heather*Status: mini flare Dec 28... tapered to every 4th night
~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 ....zymactive 3 - 5x 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 !!!

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