My GI doc said not to take it. He says it sometimes can cause D in people. I also had read that it helped. I do take a aloe vera capsule twice a day and believe this helped. But has worked the most for me is diet. I am on all the pills, but when I started altering my diet is when I saw the best results. I started gluten free diet about 20 days ago and this seemed to cut my symptoms in half. THen I read Cfromutah thread about spinach and sunflower seeds and I combined this with the gluten free and I honestly believe this is headin me into remission. Am down to two to three BM's a day and I can actually "hold it" for a little bit now if I have to.
diagnosed in aug 2008
30 mg predisone, 9 balsalazide, rowesa enema, 2 gemfibrozil, 1 norvasc, 1 metoprotol, 1 allopurinol, 2 probiotic, 2 aloe vera
gluten intolerance... attempting to live no/low gluten
update: down to 25 mg pred a day as of 12/25/08