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UCisMyTeacher
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   Posted 9/2/2009 11:38 AM (GMT -6)   
A friend just mentioned ozone injections as a therapy to research for UC. Has anyone heard of this treatment being used for UC?
Diagnosed in '99 with severe pancolitis at 24 yrs. old. Consultant/Intuitive Coach. Father of Two.
Remission from predisone, azathioprine and asacol.
Went into remission in '01 and stayed for 8 years on 50 mg. azathioprine only.
New flare in May, 09 (had almost forgotten how rough it can be!).

Long journey with alternative treatments - some good, some not. Found that a blend of western drugs and complimentary herbs worked best for me, especially for mild symptoms and maintenance.


sirenshooter
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   Posted 9/2/2009 5:02 PM (GMT -6)   
No, but I don't see it hurting... also I was curious about the oxygen things... hyperbaric chamber? I dunno.
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 2xday / 400IU Vitamin E 1xday
Arthritis in both knees
Also: asthma, acid reflux, and Reynaud's Syndrome


mindstyle
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   Posted 9/3/2009 1:01 AM (GMT -6)   
Could you please elaborate? Ozone injections don't make any sense to me.
Male, Diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis since 2006, at the age of 30 years

Currently taking
100mg of Azathioprine, twice a day
2250mg of Balsalazide Hydrochloride, 3X a day
1mg of Vit. B12, once a day
500mg Salazopyrine suppository once a day.

30mg/day of Prednisolone since 2009/08/21 to control recent flare up, will reduce the dose by 5mg each week. (hoping not to swell up)

250mg Neproxen as and when required for migraine (usually twice a week and I don't know if this is side-effect of Salazopyrine)


quincy
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   Posted 9/3/2009 2:26 AM (GMT -6)   
If you want to get more oxygen exchange in your body...exercise.

You will not help your UC with oxygen injections..seems a waste of money and a tad on the desperate side.

But, it's your money, your body and your decision.

I'd never even give it an initial thought, let alone a second one.

quincy
*Heather* Status: ...Asacol 3 twice daily; Salofalk enemas every 3rd night
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~UC meds: Asacol (3 @ 2x daily); Salofalk enemas nightly for flares & taper to maintenance 
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed; Ranitidine (reflux);  Effexor XR 75mg(depression);  Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma) 
~vitamins/minerals/supplementsProbiotics....(RenewLife Ultimate Flora Critical Care + Primadophilus Reuteri). @ bedtime
~various digestive enzymes as needed
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS"  worth it !!!
 


UCisMyTeacher
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   Posted 9/3/2009 11:31 AM (GMT -6)   
Here's a blurb i found on it from the internet. It can be administerred rectally too so it's absorbed by the intestines...i'm assuming the therapeutic effect would be to stimulate tissue healing...

Oxygen/ozone therapy is a term that describes a number of different practices in which oxygen, ozone, or hydrogen peroxide are administered via gas or water to kill disease microorganisms, improve cellular function, and promote the healing of damaged tissues. The rationale behind bio-oxidative therapies, as they are sometimes known, is the notion that as long as the body's needs for antioxidants are met, the use of certain oxidative substances will stimulate the movement of oxygen atoms from the bloodstream to the cells. With higher levels of oxygen in the tissues, bacteria and viruses are killed along with defective tissue cells. The healthy cells survive and multiply more rapidly. The result is a stronger immune system.
Diagnosed in '99 with severe pancolitis at 24 yrs. old. Consultant/Intuitive Coach. Father of Two.
Remission from predisone, azathioprine and asacol.
Went into remission in '01 and stayed for 8 years on 50 mg. azathioprine only.
New flare in May, 09 (had almost forgotten how rough it can be!).

Long journey with alternative treatments - some good, some not. Found that a blend of western drugs and complimentary herbs worked best for me, especially for mild symptoms and maintenance.


fruitgirl
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   Posted 9/3/2009 11:42 AM (GMT -6)   
I don't think it would work, honestly. If you think about it, the air we exhale has something like 5% less oxygen than the air we breathed in. To me, that means we get all of the oxygen our body needs by breathing. Yes, ozone treatments are extensively used in water and food sanitation, but that's a lot different than using it in the human body. And I kind of wonder if it would be a bit dangerous, as it would probably kill off a lot of the good gut bacteria as well. I just don't see how it would be selective.
Status: Remission since May 2009!
Symptoms began in November 2008, ~4 weeks after giving birth to my son.
Diagnosed with pancolitis on 1/30/09
Current meds: Apriso (4 0.375g pills ONCE!! daily), mesalamine enema twice weekly, Natural Factors Ultimate probiotic 12/12 Formula, OrthoNovum, multivitamin.


quincy
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   Posted 9/3/2009 11:48 AM (GMT -6)   
I personally don't believe the intestines need more oxygen through external means....consider that if they did, they would be on the outside of our body.

The microorganisms need to work in harmony, and the reason you have UC is because your body creates the reaction.

I think you're grasping at straws, however.....

I don't see rectal meds as part of your regimen....maybe consider to use them.
if you can use 5ASA meds, they will be far better for you in the long-run.

But, it's your option to try anything you're wanting to.....

quincy
*Heather* Status: ...Asacol 3 twice daily; Salofalk enemas every 3rd night
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~UC meds: Asacol (3 @ 2x daily); Salofalk enemas nightly for flares & taper to maintenance 
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed; Ranitidine (reflux);  Effexor XR 75mg(depression);  Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma) 
~vitamins/minerals/supplementsProbiotics....(RenewLife Ultimate Flora Critical Care + Primadophilus Reuteri). @ bedtime
~various digestive enzymes as needed
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS"  worth it !!!
 


Dr-A
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   Posted 9/3/2009 1:06 PM (GMT -6)   
I also bought an ozonator and tried this. I did give me a buz when drinking it for a little bit. Used it in enemas too. If its weird I have probably used it in an enema. Still use the ozonator for veggie washing, but saw no direct relief in symptoms from using it.
Proctitis DX 1999, Pancolitis DX 2008
Golimumab study (100mg every 4 weeks)
L-Glutamine 5000 mg + 600 mg pyridoxal alpha-ketoglutarate
Probiotis/VitD3 5000IU+Ca/1000mg DHA


UCisMyTeacher
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   Posted 9/3/2009 1:41 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks Dr. A. Anything alternative you've tried in an enema that has worked for you? I ask only because I'm an experimenter myself. I've gotten some results from chinese herb enemas, but that's about it. For some reason i don't tolerate Rowasa enemas, but do fine with oral 5ASAs. Hydrocort results are moderate for me, then it stops working after a few weeks.
Diagnosed in '99 with severe pancolitis at 24 yrs. old. Consultant/Intuitive Coach. Father of Two.
Remission from predisone, azathioprine and asacol.
Went into remission in '01 and stayed for 8 years on 50 mg. azathioprine only.
New flare in May, 09 (had almost forgotten how rough it can be!).

Long journey with alternative treatments - some good, some not. Found that a blend of western drugs and complimentary herbs worked best for me, especially for mild symptoms and maintenance.


Dr-A
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   Posted 9/3/2009 2:19 PM (GMT -6)   
Vitamin E enema is only natural one I have had consistent success with. I have not tried as many things lately due to being limited on this research study I am in. Some things I have used retention enema wise: Colazal powder, storebought probiotic, my little boys feces as probiotic enema, bentonite clay, pascalite clay, aloe juice, ozone and ionized water, ground up my own pred tablets, vitamin E oil, and also have mixed a few of these together.

When you run out of meds because you couldn't retain them and wasted half of them, you will try just about anything. This doesn't happen anymore. I am illogical though according to some, lol. Try the Vit E one if you haven't yet.
Proctitis DX 1999, Pancolitis DX 2008
Golimumab study (100mg every 4 weeks)
L-Glutamine 5000 mg + 600 mg pyridoxal alpha-ketoglutarate
Probiotis/VitD3 5000IU+Ca/1000mg DHA

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