On Saturday I began my LDN treatment for Ulcerative Colitis. At this point I am full of hope that I will keep my UC under control with LDN, a variety of complementary supplements, a good diet, rigorous exersize and plenty of rest.
Up until now I have been taking Azathioprine and the complementaries. This has been very successful. My only colitis symptoms are now joint ache in the night and when I first awake. However I do not wish to take a drug that makes my hair fall out, increases my cancer risk and makes me prone to infection. So I stopped taking it last week in readiness for LDN.
My NHS consultant does not agree with my decision and says that if it all goes wrong she will have to clear up the mess! lol! Azathioprine might not work so well next time she says.
I have been prescribed LDN privately by Bob Lawrence of Dietry Research, South wales.
Wish me luck!!
DX Sept. 2008 aged 45. Moderate / Severe pan UC; Prednisolone tapering from 80 to 20 mg; Asacol worked well, but stopped after hepatitis. Azathioprine 100 mg since November 2008. Prednislone tapered off. Surgery hinted at. Azathioprine increased to 150 mg 21.01.09 with predifoam included for 2 weeks. February 2009. Colonoscopy indicates mild UC, left side only. May 2009 no UC symptoms except joint ache. LDN 3.5 mg from 30.5.09. 4.5 mg from 30.6.09. Probiotics, Aloe Vera, zinc, copper, peppermint oil, a low GI diet, high roughage and a protein supplement since DX.