I am not taking any meds for my colitis as nothing seems to agree with me. I am worried that by not taking meds i may get colon cancer, but i just can't put up with the side effects that the drugs give me.
I am trying diet change, and also alternate meds like aloe vera, and probiotics, and i start my first sessions of acupuncture and Kinesiology next week.
Sometimes i think my family would be better off without me, my whole life seems to be dominated by my darn health! My colitis seems to have flared since i came back to the Uk after being in Canada for 3 months. I feel so depressed that everyday is a struggle, everyday i feel ill and i also feel sad that all my friends are going out having a good time and i can't :o(
I think it's good that you are giving alternative treatments a try. However, it worries me that you say you think your family would be better off without you due to your darn health. Have you ever thought about
surgery? I have heard people say they got their life back after having their colon removed, and you wouldn't have to worry about
getting bowel cancer if you don't have a colon.
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).