I'm trying to gauge the prognosis for Colitis over the long term. I have had Colitis for only four years now. I have some questions for those who have had surgery. How long did you have Colitis for? Which worked better for you before opting for surgery, medicine or alternative treatments. I don't take medicine myself, because alternative treatments work better for me and Colitis medicines have some nasty side effects.
Did you use Colitis medicines before getting surgery? Did they help? If so, how much did they help?
Did you try alternative treatments such as fecal transplantation, Probiotics, and diet before getting surgery? If so, which ones did you try. Did they help? If so, how much did they help?
Joy - 47 yrs and counting
Diagnosed w/ UC Dec 06 (also have IBS)
Currently in remission
Lexapro (for stress)
Probiotics and 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
Previous treatments: Fecal transplantation (worked), Prednisone (stopped working), Colazal (stopped working), Asacol (stopped working)
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