I suppose he would wait until someone had a heart attack before he addressed cardiovascular disease too? Same concept. Symptoms are a horrible way to go about determining health.
That seems a tad unfair Dr-A. After all, medications are not the only way to address many diseases. Don't other variables like lifestyle changes have a role to play too? Even for cardiovascular disease?
The working assumption for many on this list seems to be that UC can only be effectively treated (symptomatically) via prescript
ion medications. I have my doubts. That is not to say that you should do nothing, especially if you are experiencing bleeding/mucous. Even if your bleeding is relatively minor, how can that be a good thing?
As others have suggested, I think it best to treat your condition. I don't agree that this necessarily involves the use of prescript
ion medications - maybe, maybe not. I wouldn't rule them out entirely (use them myself - for now), but I certainly don't blame you for seeking an alternative path.
Diagnosed with UC in 1990.Current Meds
: Sulfasalazine & Folic Acid.Supplements
: fish oil, flax oil, glucosamine, CoQ10, fiber, aloe vera juice, probiotics.Other
: Raw Milk for breakfast. Currently exploring a raw milk fast one day/week.