My vent about
One thing is for sure. I'm not going to take Colitis medicine just because a GI told me to. I don't think doctors know enough about
alternative treatments for Colitis to make informed decisions. As a result, they tend to think that the side effects of Colitis medications are "necessary" trade offs. If they knew more about
alternative treatments, then perhaps they wouldn't think so.
I saw three doctors for my urinary tract infection about
4 to 15 months ago. I told them all that I was worried about
taking antibiotics, because I have Colitis. None of them told me about
probiotics. Guess what, I got a flareup after being on the antibiotics three times.
Joy - 47 yrs and counting
Diagnosed w/ UC Dec 06 (also have IBS)
Currently in remission
Lexapro (for stress)
Vitamins (a whole bunch of them)
Anti-inflammatory foods: turmeric, seaweed, garlic...
Avoid: anything with high-fructose corn syrup, foods high in fructose, artificial sweeteners
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