I love acupuncture. I don't think it does a ton for my UC symptoms directly, however, it lowers my stress SO much, which in turn helps with the UC. Also, she keeps my pain lower, and helps me to remain healthy. I think it is highly beneficial, and I was one of those types who felt it was just completely fruity before I agreed to give it a try. I agree it is expensive, so I don't get to go as often as I would like, but tbh, I view it as part of my medical expense, and I think it is worth the cost.
I started having problems a while back when my libido came back (after the pred taper), and I started drinking a lot of cranberry juice and taking cranberry pills. (as well as the whole peeing after sex thing) That has kept UTIs at bay every since. I shudder at the thought of antibiotics too!
33 years old, stay at home mom of 2 girls, ages 3.5 and 2.5
Diagnosed in 2007
Biweekly injections for Humira clinical trial-going well so far!!
Canasa suppositories-1000mg nightly for recent flare