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Christine1946
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   Posted 10/3/2008 2:19 PM (GMT -6)   
     Princesa,
          I noticed you have only had some minor blips and was wondering how you avoid the flares.  I take a probiotic....Powerdolphilus by CountryLife.  Not familiar with l-glutamine.  Do you purchase that at a pharmacy or health food store?  Also, George's aloe vera juice?  Sounds yukky..lol.  Oregano oil antibiotic?  Is this a regular antibiotic?  Just wondering.  I've had the craps, no pun intended of this disease.  Tired of being prednisone dependent.
62 yr old granny. South Jersey
Diagnosed with ulcerative proctitis in 1998 in hospital
Hospitalized (2nd time) in May 2008
Still flaring.   Afraid that I am pred dependant.  Back on Pred 40 mgm for five days, then taper.  Other meds...Colazal, 6MP, Nexium, Cort enemas, Canasa suppository, Benicar, Toprol xl, water pill.
Calcium, Probiotic, Flaxseed oil capsule, multivitamin with Iron
Also have osteoporosis and high blood pressure
Remicade NOT an option. Not a candidate for surgery yet..says surgeon.


kim123
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   Posted 10/3/2008 9:44 PM (GMT -6)   
Oil of oregano is a powerful antifungal. Other good ones are olive leaf extract or caprylic acid, all gotten at a nutrition/health food store. I have gotten, and kept well by following a lo/no sugar, yeast, grain (anti-fungal) diet. I eat from a variety of all meats/fish/poultry, most veggies, some fruits. I try to limit processed foods with artificial additives, and NO artificial sweeteners of any kind. Just Stevia, an herb if necessary. You may want to experiment with an antifungal program, if the regimen you are currently following is not giving you the results you want. I agree with princesa, in that experimenting with an elimination diet is a sure way to find out if you have allergies, or in my case, a fungus problem. And, it's free! :)

Christine1946
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   Posted 10/4/2008 8:04 AM (GMT -6)   
     Thanks Kim.  I did have allergy tests done a few years back and they all came back normal...not allergic to any foods at all.  As far as yeast goes.  I believe I had a test for that too and it was ok.  Just have to experiment I guess.
62 yr old granny. South Jersey
Diagnosed with ulcerative proctitis in 1998 in hospital
Hospitalized (2nd time) in May 2008
Still flaring.   Afraid that I am pred dependant.  Back on Pred 40 mgm for five days, then taper.  Other meds...Colazal, 6MP, Nexium, Cort enemas, Canasa suppository, Benicar, Toprol xl, water pill.
Calcium, Probiotic, Flaxseed oil capsule, multivitamin with Iron
Also have osteoporosis and high blood pressure
Remicade NOT an option. Not a candidate for surgery yet..says surgeon.


kim123
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   Posted 10/4/2008 8:36 AM (GMT -6)   

There are over 300 recognized kinds of fungi. Yeast is only one. I was tested for it all, as well. If I had followed only my doctors "expert" advice, I would never had ventured on my own, researched and learned how fungus is implicated in many health, and never would have experimented with an anti-fungal program, all the while being discouraged to do so by my doctors. It would be, 'Wasting my time,' I think they said. It was actually my next door neighbor who told me about the benefits of probiotics, not my doctors. Did they 'hide' this information from me? No, they just don't know, and/or they're not "allowed" to recommend natural approaches. They are trained to diagnose symptoms and pass out prescriptions, not look for a cause.

Do what you feel is best, and worthy to do, for you. No one else should tell you what you must do. I guess there are no guarantees with anything, just like there are no guarantees that the meds the doctors have you on will be able to help you. But, experimenting with an anti-fungal diet is free, and best of all, no side effects, unless of course, you get well again :) Best to you.........

Kim

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