I have been using TSO (worm eggs) for over a year and it definitely helped somewhat but never put me in remission. (As an aside, they completely cured me of my annual early summer moderate to severe hay fever- and I do mean completely cured, even though that isn't why i took them.) I also tried adding in some hookworms - actual worms not eggs- for the summer and they did nothing for me- in fact they flared me a bit- so I killed them off last month. Some people do overthrow conditions like asthma with hookworms, which are much cheaper as therapy than the TSO since they don't need to be replenished every couple weeks, they just sit there in the small gut for years. Anyway, TSO dampened the UC a little bit, but no remission or ability to get off prednisone (though they helped me lower the dose for awhile). That is why I have opted to move on to Remicade, and see if it does the job. I have not tried LDN yet and trying it for me would have been problematic because I have been on prednisone as well as Imuran alot, and apparently it won't work if one is immune-suppressed. So now that I am on remi it is out too. I am phasing out TSO now but am thinking of starting it up again if Remi doesn't kick in more. My GI's are opposed to me combining worms or worm eggs with Remicade but I don't really see any issues personally. LDN is supposed to work fairly fast so if you are not on any immune-suppressing drugs it sounds easy to try. Most any alternative MD will prescribe it for you.
If you are interested in helminth therapy, there is to my knowledge only one active forum on it- at helminthictherapies at yahoogroups. Go to yahoogroups and use the search and you can browse or join it- there are going on a couple thousand posts or so since it started a year ago, with most of the discussion however being about
hookworm therapy rather than TSO. There was once a reasonably active forum on TSO at Ovamed's site but it is no longer running. There is a very active LDN forum on yahoogroups, but whenever i search there doesn't seem to be a whole lot of success re. IBD posted there, in my view.
Pancolitis 20 years ago, full med-free remission 10 years,
Flaring/simmering on and off ever since, allergic to all 5ASAs
10 20 17.5 15 12.5 10 mg 8 7.5 20 mg pred, 100 mg Imuran
Probiotics (Primal Defense and others), TSO,
Turmeric/circumin, boswellia, fish oil, many vits/minerals
Lower-carb version of Specific Carb Diet (SCD), Remicade newbie