I am currently trying to alter my diet, as it has come to a point where medication is not working for me, and my diet had gotten quite bad where i am eating lots of refined sugars like biscuits and cake, and no fruit and veg as they seemed to irritate my colitis.
I have been reading Jini Patel Thompsons book Listen to your gut, and i have now ordered the aloe vera juice she recommends, and also a tub of absorb plus, which is ment to help you gain weight.
My problem is since i cut out the biscuits and cake and bread etc, my weight has dropped to 6.5 stone, which is not a good place to be. I feel so weak all the time and tired. My colitis has been flared here and there over the last 6 months, but presently i would say i am more constipated, going every few days, but with no blood and no mucus, and i have some gas and a little discomfort on my left side. When i do have a BM i would only go once maybe twice in the day.
So what can i do to gain some weight? I am seriously worried.
Ulcerative colitis for around 15 years untreated (Im am 28 years old now)
ASACOL, PREDNISONE, PENTASA do not work for me. Western medicines only suppress the symptoms they do not heal the underlying cause!
Now looking at alternate medicines, diet change and alternate therapies. Jini patel Thompson - Healing the gut is extremely good, as well as Breaking the vicious cycle -SCD
Started Japanese Acupuncture, Therapeutic massage and Kinesiology
Calcium 3 x a day for osteoporosis
My biggest concern BOWEL CANCER :O(