this forum is great. You all have so much information to share. I have been reading the fecal transplant thread with great interest. There is a lot of frustration about lack of studies. As a physician, I share that frustration. I know it wouldn't be scientific, but perhaps we can harness our own data, as a group.
To the moderator: Can we create simple survey questions?
I would like to know the answers to the following questions:
1) Did your UC start during or shortly after a course of antibiotics?
2) Did fecal transplantation yield permanent remission?
3) Did fecal transplantation yield temporary remission (more than 1 week)?
4) Did fecal transplantation have no effect?
5) Did fecal transplantation make you worse?
This is actually a very good idea and I like the idea that you are trying to figure this thing out..."What is ulcerative colitis?" Well, IMHO it's not a condition of the bowels (see my sig), there is no inflammation on my colon, yet I have the disease.
I have gotten nowhere trying to figure this thing out over the past two years; but as of last Saturday I think I maybe onto something, which explains almost everything about
UC symptoms, including why smoking helps some of us, why avoiding process sugars helps some of us, why taking anti-fungals helps some of us, etc. I just need more time to look into it, but early results are very promising.