DGL puts my UC in remission.

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wendy2009
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   Posted 8/3/2009 11:26 AM (GMT -6)   
DGL treatment puts my UC in remission.

I have lived with UC over 9 years. With the use of Rx drug (Mesalamine), sometimes plus steroids, I have suffered enough from the UC and the side effects of Rx. I had a severe flare up months ago due to stress, and the Rx drug can not control it. I was so worried! Luckily, I read a book talking about using DGL(deglycyrrhizinzted licorice) to treat UC. It is a cheap remedy, which sells at Vitamin shoppe, nutrition house or on line. For all these years I have tried so many things, I did not expect much from DGL, but I gave it a try anyway. Surprisingly, it works like a miracle to me. I started 3 times a day between meals (with empty stomach), it helps so much to relief my symptoms. Then I slowly reduced and stopped the use of Rx drug. After the symptoms gets better each week, I reduce the use of DGL as well. Right now after about 8 weeks with DGL, I only take it once in the early morning, my UC is under control! It tastes terrible, but compare with the suffer of UC, it is so worth it. The brand I use is Enzymatic Therapy.
At the mean time, I eat more Veggie protein, such as soymilk, tofu, protein bar. I have turned to vegetarian about 3 years ago; it helps a lot to reduce the stress of GI track. Hope everyone with UC can find a way to keep it in remission and live a normal life. Good luck!

therearemiracles
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   Posted 8/3/2009 12:05 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank you for sharing! I may try this
Very mild left sided (could have fooled me with the "mild")  UC. Started and stopped LDN ON 1/25/09 to mid May no improvements. Supplements: Probiotics, multi, iron, caprlic acid, sporonox (for 14 days) trying a new peptid replacement therapy, drug free. Getting IV of vitamins and minerals for 12 weeks. I take lomotil as needed.


mudua
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   Posted 8/3/2009 1:33 PM (GMT -6)   
wendy2009 said...
DGL treatment puts my UC in remission.

I have lived with UC over 9 years. With the use of Rx drug (Mesalamine), sometimes plus steroids, I have suffered enough from the UC and the side effects of Rx. I had a severe flare up months ago due to stress, and the Rx drug can not control it. I was so worried! Luckily, I read a book talking about using DGL(deglycyrrhizinzted licorice) to treat UC. It is a cheap remedy, which sells at Vitamin shoppe, nutrition house or on line. For all these years I have tried so many things, I did not expect much from DGL, but I gave it a try anyway. Surprisingly, it works like a miracle to me. I started 3 times a day between meals (with empty stomach), it helps so much to relief my symptoms. Then I slowly reduced and stopped the use of Rx drug. After the symptoms gets better each week, I reduce the use of DGL as well. Right now after about 8 weeks with DGL, I only take it once in the early morning, my UC is under control! It tastes terrible, but compare with the suffer of UC, it is so worth it. The brand I use is Enzymatic Therapy.
At the mean time, I eat more Veggie protein, such as soymilk, tofu, protein bar. I have turned to vegetarian about 3 years ago; it helps a lot to reduce the stress of GI track. Hope everyone with UC can find a way to keep it in remission and live a normal life. Good luck!
 
 
Another Salesman abusing Healingwell to market a product.
 
The moment these guys mention a brand name than you know it's salestalk

Rio in Maryland
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   Posted 8/3/2009 2:17 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for sharing wendy2009.

Mudua, DGL isn't a brand name. It's a herbal supplement used to treat certain kinds of ulcers. But, even if it was a brand, I would definitely rather hear about these things, and then figure out for myself what is a sales pitch and what is genuine.
Rio, 33 year old male. Diagnosed with UC in 2006
Azathioprine (stopped), 4800 mg Asacol
VSL#3, Metamucil
Vitamin E enema or Canasa/Mesacol suppository occasionally


fruitgirl
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   Posted 8/3/2009 2:27 PM (GMT -6)   
The OP did list a brand, in the third line from the bottom.

I don't get too annoyed by spam unless they link to a website or make repeated posts...don't know why the website link annoys me.
Status: Remission since late May 2009!
Symptoms began in November 2008, ~4 weeks after giving birth to my son.
Diagnosed with pancolitis on 1/30/09
Currently taking Apriso (4 pills ONCE!! daily), Rowasa twice weekly, Natural Factors Ultimate probiotic 12/12 Formula, and Zoloft (25 mg).


Rio in Maryland
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   Posted 8/3/2009 2:42 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks fruitgirl, I had just noticed that after posting my message. I agree that repeated posts often give a sales pitch away (I can handle the web-site links, as I'm always trying to read up on whatever is out there anyway).

No matter what, we need to give someone a chance to tell their story instead of dismissing them as a sales-person and then scaring them off the forum.
Rio, 33 year old male. Diagnosed with UC in 2006
Azathioprine (stopped), 4800 mg Asacol
VSL#3, Metamucil
Vitamin E enema or Canasa/Mesacol suppository occasionally


fruitgirl
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   Posted 8/3/2009 2:46 PM (GMT -6)   
I wasn't sure what to think of this post...I think it's probably not spam, but if it is, it's not very good spam in that the brand isn't exceedingly obvoius. I didn't notice the brand name until I read it the second time.
Status: Remission since late May 2009!
Symptoms began in November 2008, ~4 weeks after giving birth to my son.
Diagnosed with pancolitis on 1/30/09
Currently taking Apriso (4 pills ONCE!! daily), Rowasa twice weekly, Natural Factors Ultimate probiotic 12/12 Formula, and Zoloft (25 mg).


AmyWaffle
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   Posted 8/3/2009 3:04 PM (GMT -6)   
I think the advice is well-intentioned. It is smart to be skeptical of a virgin poster who is basically touting a product though. Not the reason I would join a forum!
UC since 1996 (age 20)
Mommy of 2 sweet little girls.
My life is one big flare.

Asacol, Azathioprine, Prednisone, Rowasa
First Remicade 6/22/09


sirenshooter
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   Posted 8/3/2009 11:28 PM (GMT -6)   
Yeah I'm always skeptical. And, if it wasn't a spammer, sorry wendy2009! Anyways, the spamish ones always seem to have bad English.
19yr old female diagnosed with UC (pancolitis) in 2005 at age 15
125mg Azathioprine 1xday / 1 Mesalamine enema every night /
2000mg Fish Oil 1xday / 500mg Turmeric 3xday /
450mg Boswellia 1xday / 400IU Vitamin E 1xday
Arthritis in both knees
Also: asthma, acid reflux, and Reynaud's Syndrome


notsosicklygirl
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   Posted 8/4/2009 12:04 AM (GMT -6)   
I am wary of any OTC "cure". I have never had any luck with herbals or dietary products. I would like to try some more but I didn't see even a slight improvement and I've tried a bunch so I almost feel like it's throwing money away, even if it's only 7 or 8 dollars.
Diagnosed with mild proctitis in March 2007: Treated with Canasa (as needed)
December 08: Began treating with Asacol 400mg (9/day) + Canasa 2x/day - Anemic
May 09: Off Canasa, taking Asacol (9/day)
Back on Canasa every other night + Asacol (9/day) + Probiotics + Iron
Reducing to 6 Asacol/day + Canasa + Probiotics + Iron - So far so good!!! -SPOKE TOO SOON! Back to 9/day...


LuckyLindy
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   Posted 8/4/2009 2:24 PM (GMT -6)   
I've heard of DGL calming upset stomach and IBS symptoms, but its not considered to be effective against UC by the herbal industry. Maybe the original poster also had IBS and saw relief as a result?
33 year old male
diagnosed severe pancolitis in 2004, unresponsive to all drugs
turned down recommendation to have j-pouch surgery
have been mostly symptom free since 2004 via diet modification (removed all carbs)


pb4
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   Posted 8/5/2009 12:28 AM (GMT -6)   
You cannot always judge a post by it's cover, honestly 5 yrs ago when I joined HW I had also mentioned bee propolis and where I purchase it from and was also unfairly accused of being a spammer (and at the time I didn't even know what a spammer was), quite obviously I wasn't a spammer though...nothing worse then being instantly accused of something you're not when all you're trying to do is share what has helped in the hopes that it will help others as well.

I know there are spammers, but for me it's pretty easy to see through the ones that are and the ones that are not, guess you have to have good intuition to be able to tell a spam from a genuine post.


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pb4
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   Posted 8/5/2009 12:32 AM (GMT -6)   
Deglycyrrhizinated licorice, also known as de-glycyrrhizinated licorice, or commonly referred to by the acronym DGL, is typically used as an herbal supplement in the treatment of gastric and duodenal ulcers. It is made from licorice from which the glycyrrhizin has been removed.

The usual dosage is 760 mg, chewed, 20 minutes before a meal. Studies of DGL in humans and animals against placebos showed that DGL significantly reduced the size of gastric ulcers and hastened healing, with 44% of the subjects obtaining complete healing, as opposed to 6% of the control group.[citation needed] DGL has also been found to be an effective treatment for duodenal ulcers.[citation needed] In another study a group of 40 patients who had duodenal ulcers for 4–12 years were treated with 3 grams of DGL a day for 8 weeks, or 4.5 grams a day for 12 weeks, with all subjects showing vast improvement, with the higher dosage being the most significant.[citation needed] An additional study shows that DGL's therapeutic effect is equal to the effect of cimetidine.[citation needed] There have been no known cases of overdose, and very little reported side effects (nausea and diarrhea sometimes reported).

There are no known drug interactions with drugs used to treat ulcers. In Europe, South Africa, and Canada, DGL is marketed in a medicinal preparation called Caved-S. In the U.S., DGL is marketed as a herbal supplement.

DGL has also been reported to help treat aphthous ulcers (canker sores).



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LondonRed
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   Posted 8/8/2009 1:29 AM (GMT -6)   
I used it for my ulcers, I doubt it helps with UC. Its dissolved and done in the stomach.

Diagnosis Oct 07: Mild Crohn's Colitis. Also suffer from bleeding Peptic Ulcers. By the grace of God currently in remission. Current Medication: 1000mg Pentasa Tablets x 2 a day. VSL#3. Asacol Suppository at night.

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