Anyone got cured from UC? Is UC from auto immune system problem?

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NIcepeter
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   Posted 4/14/2008 10:42 AM (GMT -6)   
Saw a GI Doc last week, he was very assertive, didn't listen to my story at all. He said your colitis is from auto immune system. and there is cure from this. want put me something called Asocor for life. I said my UC started from antibiotics treatment, he didn't believe it. What are causes for UC? No one ever get healed?         Thanks         Peter sad

Red_34
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   Posted 4/14/2008 10:46 AM (GMT -6)   
Sure we can heal but cure? No that is a strong term to be using and so far the only cure is to have the colon removed. Even then is that considered a cure? Not really because you still to deal with the outcomes of surgery. It just means that you are cured from Uc but not from your immune system. Sounds to me like you need a new GI, one that is a little more compassionate to your cause. I know for me, even though mine might have also been genetic, that over antibiotic and Nsaid use is what triggered mine. I don't think that antiobiotic CAUSE Uc but it can trigger it. There is a genetic component to this disease, meaning that a faulty gene has been found and sometimes there are outside factors that can trigger that gene into play.
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damo123
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   Posted 4/14/2008 11:38 AM (GMT -6)   
I view a cure as a long remission so there are definitely some people who do go into long remission. Some people do claim to be fully cured from UC. You won't find people like that on this site simply because sites like this are heavily biased towards people who have issues with their condition.

My doctor has patients who believe they are cured. He comments that if a patient tells him that they are cured from UC and symptom-free for many years who is he to argue against them.

Apparently there are 60% of people for whom UC is just simply an inconveniance. These people are not on meds either because they put up with very mild symptoms or their symtpoms are so light that they havent even gone to the doctor to have a diagnosis. Again you wont find any such people on this site.

The genetic model of UC is just that - a model. It's based on a number of simplications and assumptions. It explains certain parts of the condition. It's the best thing the medical community has to date to explain the condition. Best guess is that the model is 20% complete so a lot more to come before we can ever talk about cause / cure.

And remember that the main medical cure to chronic inflammation is a steroid first devleoped 40 years ago. "No advances since then doc"? It's no wonder that people have so many issues with the medical model/advancement of chronic illness and turn to othr approaches.
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   Posted 4/14/2008 11:53 AM (GMT -6)   
The body is the only true thing that cures. Other things can help get that process started, but true healing takes place from the inside out. Nothing I take will cure me, it will help alleviate the symptoms maybe even to the point where my body can heal that ailment. I keep looking for that one thing that may be missing or that I need for my body to actually do this. May find it, may not. It won't be a cure but more like a catalyst.
Proctitis DX 1998
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NIcepeter
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   Posted 4/14/2008 1:41 PM (GMT -6)   
How about remission? No gas, no diahhrea, no blood for years. Is that possible?
I am activley looking for different therapy. So far, Chinese medicine generated the best results for me. BM well shaped with small amt blood and mucus I just hate to those bitter Chinese pills three times a day without knowing the side effects for taking them long.
36 yrs male. From Arizona
 
Took a lot of antibiotics for my sinus infection caused by allergy, Augmentin and triple antibiotics regimen. Now qualilfy to join UC team.
 
Dx in 2007. Proctitis only( party of Ulcerative Colitis). Mild Hemorrhoid. Fish oil 2 capules twice a day, helps. Alo Vera sometimes helps. Propolis helped quit bit, but had to stop due to allergy issue.
 
 


Red_34
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   Posted 4/14/2008 2:22 PM (GMT -6)   
Oh yes, definately possible! Some people get lucky and go into remission quickly and stay there with minor blips here or there.
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~Left sided Uc-'92-Colazal(9 daily),6mp(50-100mgs),Prilosec,Biotin,Forvia,Pro-Bio**Unable to tolerate Asacol, Rowasa or Canasa**~Allergies-Singulair
~Secondary Reynauds Syndrome-'04-Norvasc~Fibromyalgia-'06~Sacroiliitis-epidural injections
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Sara14
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   Posted 4/14/2008 9:22 PM (GMT -6)   
Was the drug your GI wanted you on for life called Asacol? Have you tried it before? It might help you a lot. It has helped me a ton. Might be worth a shot. Rectal meds might help you, too, since you have proctitis.
24 years old
Diagnosed with UC March 2007; yet to go into complete remission
Asacol 4 tablets 3x/day
Rowasa (generic) - nightly; Canasa (1,000 mg) in the morning
Nature's Way Primadophilus Reuteri 2/day; Chewable multivitamin; Metamucil; Viactiv

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