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ithurtsmom
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   Posted 7/13/2009 1:41 PM (GMT -6)   
 
Daughter 7, UC
Asacol 2X2 plus 1x daily
Omega 3
Folic Acid 1000mcg.
Fiber
Probiotics
calcium
 


subdued
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   Posted 7/13/2009 3:25 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for the link. According to the article:

"One approach to CDI that has proven highly effective—and unfortunately unpalatable to many patients and physicians—is the introduction of feces from a healthy friend or relative into the patient’s bowel using a nasogastric tube or colonoscope."

"The 'yuck' factor will ensure that this approach, unfortunately, will not spread like wildfire, said Dr. Louie."

Which is a shame. I did fecal transplantation once, and it put me into remission immediately. However, I had to take antibiotics again, which again caused me to flare. Probiotics and diet put me in remission. However, it took about a month and a half to do so.

If I get another flare up, I'm going to do fecal transplantation again. There is no reason for me to let my colon get damaged just because of a little yuck factor.
Joy - 47 yrs and counting; Dx Colitis Dec 06 (also had IBS); Currently in remission

Figuring out how to reduce a flare or get into remission is a trial and error experience. Don't expect your GI to have all the answers. He was trained in making diagnoses, prescribing medications, and surgically removing the colon. He was not trained in alternative treatments. That's why they are called alternative treatments.

What works for me: Fecal transplantation, Probiotics, Anti-inflammatory foods, No HFCS, No foods high in fructose, No artificial sweeteners, No pro-inflammatory foods when flaring, Vitamins, Lexapro (for stress).

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