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   Posted 3/28/2009 8:20 PM (GMT -6)   
Medicine is very blunt term, it has many sections...
when you visit a physician all you get is talk about what pills you should be on!
It is crucial to visit a naturopathic doctor, a UC flare is like a headache (not 100% but go figure) since you have it and you don't know what the cause is! the tests run by a naturopathic professional can provide guidance on how to stay in remission for a long time... you can stay in remission for decades if you stay away from what excites your flare-ups!

My question is, how useful and how crucial is it to visit a naturopathic doctor?

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   Posted 3/29/2009 3:04 AM (GMT -6)   
Well it can be quite useful to visit a naturopathic doctor as there are lots of natural cures for UC without any side effects. I have tried fresh home grown yellow turmeric/haldi, pumpkin juice, mud patches on stomach, psyllium husk. It really helped. Try meditation, yoga, early morning walks.
45 years Male
Diagnosed UC October 1989
Had two stage J Pouch Surgery Nov 2005 March 2006
Complications after surgery - Incisional Hernia and Ano Fistulas
on Combiflam, Multivitamins and restricted diet.
Tried Sallaki/Turmeric/Homoepathy/Allopathy/Chinese/Unani/Ayuvedic/Yoga before going for surgery
"Faith is the bird that sings when the dawn is still dark."
"There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracl: Albert Einstein
"What you are aware of you are in control of; what you are not aware of is in control of you."

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   Posted 3/29/2009 3:22 PM (GMT -6)   
I learned a lot from the Naturopathic doc, it was well worth it (not covered by insurance). I just wish I had the lifestyle to follow the rotation diet and take the supplements exactly as told, I know it made me lots better when I could.
49 year old female attorney, diagnosed UC/pancolitis 1985, no surgery but much suffering. Asacol/5ASA 6x400 mg maintenance for 20+ years; use prednisone & Rowasa for flares. 
August 2008 sought care of naturopathic doctor. Food sensitivity test showed wheat/gluten, other intolerances; eliminated all wheat/gluten from my diet. Probiotics (Ultimate Flora, 50 billion), trying Curamin. 
Flaring, seasonal? or supplements too harsh? Back on prednisone, tried to taper but now back up to 20-30 after several really bad days. Waiting for insurance decison on Humira...soon... 

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   Posted 3/29/2009 3:40 PM (GMT -6)   
I am seeing one soon, it is available for free now in UK on the National Health Service.

Diagnosis Oct 07 and then Aug 08: Inditerminate Patchy Colitis. Also suffer from Peptic Ulcers could be related to Asacol. Current Medication: 500mg Asacol Suppositories, 800mg Asacol Tablets x 2 a day.

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Date Joined Feb 2008
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   Posted 3/29/2009 10:48 PM (GMT -6)   
my insurance does not cover naturopaths, is this common throughout the US?



diagnosed 1998

now off prednisone and colazal

drink 1 Haldi daily
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