peppermint oil, levsin, or what else? and which aloe vera works for people?

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   Posted 7/16/2009 11:40 AM (GMT -6)   
My doctor said peppermint oil could be good for me but the I was reading that it bothers people reflux (I have a hietal hernia).

Anyone try levsin with success?

Also, which aloe vera works for people, I don't get how you could use the gel? Don't you have to drink it for it to work on your intestines? I looked at some of the old posts but didn't find anything that useful. Thanks.
UC diagnosed January 05
Past Meds: Azasan (Imuran) - piercing chest pains after six days so tried different brand aka Azathioprine - morning nausea /didn't really help after more than 6 months, dicyclomine (still flared), Remicade - 7 treatments (stopping because no dramatic changes), allergy shots (03-07), levbid, prednisone (been off since nov. 08!), rowasa
Current meds: Asacol 4 - 3x, Aciphex (acid reflux), canasa and rowasa alternating every other night, konsyl (fiber for bulking stool), multivitamin, caltrate 2x a day. probiotic (florasmart), astelin (nasal spray as needed for allergies), fosamax (bone density)

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   Posted 7/16/2009 11:50 AM (GMT -6)   
I used the aloe in enemas and really didn't see any results with it.
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   Posted 7/16/2009 12:09 PM (GMT -6)   
I use Levsin. Works wonders for me
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