I have a negative out look too when it comes to most GI's. Really you are just another number to them, they see alot of people everyday. Does it make it right ? no not in my opinion. When it comes to alternate or natural therapy u really have to take matters into your own hands and do your own research. Remember doctors hands are tied when it comes to probiotics and natural therapies because most if not all are not FDA controlled, thus a doctor cannot and will not tell you how/to take probiotics and such. They dont want to be legally at fualt and i cant blame them.
I think its a combination a few things, one is the new generation of UC suffers need to make unite and speak up on what is working for them, two more research with diet and probiotics should be preformed (actual clinical trials). As far as i know only one has been done with VSL#3 and they had astounding results like 80% went into remission! And three most of all the FDA start backing this type of treatment up!
I think its only time and maybe soon before some break throughs are made and supported for UC. Probiotics is honestly kind of a grey area for people but it seems to be getting some respect it nowadays.
26y old male medically disharged USAF veteran.Diagnosed with UC (lower proctitis) in 2004.
Current daily treatment: Probiotics & supplements:
1000mg sup asacol 50 Billion CFU's acidopholis&Bifidobacterium daily
2400mg oral asacol Digestive enzymes before each meal
25mg prednisone tapering 5grams of glutamine
75mg azathioprine folic acid & calcuim with V-D
20mg Nexum Whey protien
Diet:Little/no sugars, fats, carbs, caffine. Stay natural as possible.
Results:1 Bowel movement in the morning no blood!