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therearemiracles
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   Posted 5/28/2009 8:55 AM (GMT -6)   
I had a round of Cipro 3 weeks ago and every time I take a course of antibiotics I get just a little better and better. I'm on Klaire Labs probiotics, Detox Probiotics, Digestive Enzymes and Curcumin. I'm working with one of the pioneers of LDN, Dr. McCandless over the phone and internet, she's has been the best so far. I did the doctors data stool test which revealed "imbalance" of bacteria in my gut, just as the results came I was just getting on Cipro for what they thought was a UTI (it wasn't) so this really helped, I could see a small improvement. My bleeding basically stopped from the Cipro. Instead of going the "natural supplement route" b/c I'm at the point of give me the strong stuff, I've done too many "natural" supplements that take forever. Anyways, now that my gut is better, I'm back on LDN and it's day two of the cream and I have so much energy when I wake up in the morning, it really helps. From what I was told in my stool test results and my description of what happens every time I eat anything other than fish/chicken and steamed veggies (I swell up like I have a basketball in my gut, gas, pain, bloating, and the chronic diarreah) my doc feels it's more of fungus then yeast problem. I thought they were one in same, I guess simular but different.
I will let you know how it goes when I'm done with the 10 day course of Diflucan.
Very mild left sided (could have fooled me with the "mild")  UC. Started LDN ON 1/25/09, stopped LDN on 5/1/09 didn't seem to help. Supplements: Probiotics, Cipro antibiotics 4/29 for 8 days seems to be helping, no bleeding right now, advanced inflammation control


notsosicklygirl
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   Posted 5/28/2009 12:32 PM (GMT -6)   
I hope you can get yourself in balance. I feel like I have a fungal/yeast issue too but I can't find a doctor that can treat this and they all blow me off. I hope some day we get to the bottom of our issues and we can live life feeling good again. I have felt like crap for YEARS.
Diagnosed with mild proctitis in March 2007: Treated with Canasa (as needed)
December 08: Began treating with Asacol 400mg (9/day) + Canasa 2x/day - Anemic
May 09: Off Canasa, taking Asacol (9/day)
Back on Canasa every other night + Asacol (9/day) + Probiotics + Iron
Reducing to 6 Asacol/day + Canasa at night + Probiotics + Iron - So far so good!!!
 


princesa
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   Posted 5/28/2009 12:53 PM (GMT -6)   
This is exciting news. Can't wait for updates. Mercola just put out a new article about LDN:

http://blogs.mercola.com/sites/vitalvotes/archive/2009/05/13/fighting-autoimmune-disease-with-low-dose-naltrexone.aspx


Diagnosed with ulcerative colitis spring 1999. Have been in remission for years with only a few minor blips.
 
Maintenance dose sulfasalazine. Probiotics, vitamin D, fiber supplement and fish oil caps. George's aloe vera juice and l-glutamine for gut healing. Mostly grain-free and dairy-free low carb diet.
 
 


therearemiracles
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   Posted 5/28/2009 12:56 PM (GMT -6)   
I highly recommend Dr. McCandless, a female NP, who's speciality is LDN but knows how to get to the root of the problem. It's a $150 consult fee, it's worth it to me. Email me off the board if you are interested in contacting her. In the article that Princesa posted by Dr. Mercola, he references her, Dr. McCandless.

Very mild left sided (could have fooled me with the "mild")  UC. Started LDN ON 1/25/09, stopped LDN on 5/1/09 didn't seem to help. Supplements: Probiotics, Cipro antibiotics 4/29 for 8 days seems to be helping, no bleeding right now, advanced inflammation control


notsosicklygirl
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   Posted 5/28/2009 1:49 PM (GMT -6)   
I have to remember to get in touch with you when I am gainfully employed. I can't even afford to deal with my issues right now. I do know I can't walk around feeling awful forever. I hope I can do something soon.
Diagnosed with mild proctitis in March 2007: Treated with Canasa (as needed)
December 08: Began treating with Asacol 400mg (9/day) + Canasa 2x/day - Anemic
May 09: Off Canasa, taking Asacol (9/day)
Back on Canasa every other night + Asacol (9/day) + Probiotics + Iron
Reducing to 6 Asacol/day + Canasa at night + Probiotics + Iron - So far so good!!!
 

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