If you have C-Diff, then you should really try fecal transplantation. It put my second flare, when the prednisone stopped working, immediately into remission. I did the fecal transplantation at home. I didn't have the money nor the time to go to Australia to get it done.
See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fecal_bacteriotherapy for information about
You should also definitely be taking probiotics. Make sure you get probiotics and not prebiotics. Mix one capsule with warm water and put up the butt every time you have diarrhea.
You should be keeping a food diary (if you aren't already) to see if any foods bother you, in particular fructose, lactose, wheat, gluten, yeast, artificial sweeteners, cane sugar. Eat/drink anti-inflammatory foods/beverages and avoid pro-inflammatory foods/beverages. Your doctor may have told you that you don't need to worry about
what you eat. The medicine will reduce the inflammation. However, I've found (at least for me), the medicine doesn't reduce the inflammation whereas anti-inflammatory foods/beverages do.
I would try alternative treatments before resorting to getting the colon taken out. The alternative treatments aren't voodoo science. They are beneficial to the health and colon. Whereas, the medicines for Colitis are not.
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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