Of course, your GI probably would not endorse it. His/her education probably did not cover herbal medicines.
My boyfriend's mom's (who has microscopic colitis) doctor didn't even tell her about
probiotics. When I told her about
them, she replied, "Why should I take probiotics, I'm already taking antibiotics." When I explained what they were, she said that she only takes what her doctor advises her to take. I think the idea of putting bacteria back into the colon, even if it is good bacteria, is Voodoo science to her.
Joy - 47 yrs and counting
Colitis Dec 06 (also have IBS)
Currently in remission
Don't expect your doctor to cure your health problems. Your health is your responsibility.
Lexapro (for stress), Probiotics and Vitamins (a whole bunch of them)
Avoid HFCS, foods high in fructose, artificial sweeteners
When flaring: eat anti-inflammatory foods, avoid pro-inflammatory foods
Previous treatments: Fecal transplantation (worked), Prednisone (stopped working), Colazal (stopped working), Asacol (stopped working)
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