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   Posted 7/19/2009 3:33 PM (GMT -6)   
i failed allopathic treatments over and over. nearly died from a bad flare. was advised to have colectomy. started ayurvedic therapy plus yoga. they think of uc as an imbalance rather than a disease. this lien of thought is more helpful because md's can call this a disease all they want, but at the end of the day, they have no practical treatment and no known cause or understanding of whats happening.
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   Posted 7/19/2009 4:20 PM (GMT -6)   
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   Posted 7/20/2009 7:28 AM (GMT -6)   

I understand, when I was in hospital going 30 times a day with loads of blood, my friend made me stand in a Chi gong pose for 5 minutes and it halfed the amount of times I went.

I would stand like that for as long as I could both morning and night. It really helped.

There is alot to be said for the alternative, and being calm, I find it is easy to panic and get upset after a bad or many BM's

My thing is to try anything, I'm hoping to get control of this flare at the moment, but it is nothing compared to what I've had in the past. So I always count my lucky stars and try to stay in the moment as thinking ahead can start the BM's

I used to call it nervous poo before I was diagnosed - something I would get before I went out - I think lots of people suffer from that anyway.

Emotions are bedded deep in our colons!

Diagnosed with Proctitis UC in Jan 2007 but never realised the seriousness of it....given Pentasa suppositories.....Nov/Dec 2008 very ill - thought it was food poisoning so was prescribed antibiotics twice then ended up in Hospital for 11 days on IV Steroids tapering off with Prednisolone Pancolitis now diagnosed!....another flare in April hospitalised for 12 days put onto Azathioprine and the prednisolone which has now finished. Hooray!
Presently Daily - Pentasa 4 tablets am & pm - 100mg Azathiprine - Asacol enema when needed
Alternatively I take a herbal tincture created for me by the Archway Clinic of Herbal Medicine which is great - I am taking a homeopathic treatment - Aloe Vera tablets - Slippery Elm tablets - Echinachia tablets - Floradix Herbal Iron Tonic - Royal Jelly

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   Posted 7/20/2009 8:39 AM (GMT -6)   
I've been taking yoga classes, doing self-hypnosis and breathing exercises way before I even heard of colitis. I also get periodic massages.

Although I'm not genetically predisposed to UC, I do feel that massage, breathing exercises, meditation... is worthwhile for those who are. For those of us whose colitis is due to some other reason, such as an imbalance of fecal flora from antibiotics, the only thing that is going to fix the issue is fixing the problem.
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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