Thank you all again. I am sorry to hear so many of us are dealing with this too. It seems that some have had success with adding anti-inflammatories (bowellia, etc), some yoga, biking or other movement, reducing wheat, and pain-killers as necessary. Did anyone who went to a rheamatoidologist get a different prescript
ion and start to feel better?
Dr. A - good to hear from you, I would love your feedback! Yes, my chiropractor was able to slightly adjust my hip by tugging it, and also did a regular adjustment (side position/lower back adjustment). Then he put electo-stimulators on my gluteus medius. My back was quite sore the next day from the adjustment and I had no better mobility, but it may have helped if I could afford to continue treatments. The only drawback was that when I told him about
my UC, it didn't add anything to the discussion - so I couldn't know if it is part of the disease, if was an inflammatory or arthritic issue or what... just that I needed an adjustment.
Peety - no one needs to tell me twice to go get a massage!
diagnosed with UC in Feb 2007
taking 12 Asacol/day since then
take Rowasa enema as needed
Mega-dosing on iron due to anemia
Have tried dozens of alternate remedies:
glutamine, sunflower/spinach, omega3, Ayurveda, reflexology, herbal prescriptions, blood allergy testing (avoiding dairy and eggwhites), tried no nightshades, tried SCD (not very strict to be honest), tried Guts to Glory program, briefly tried David Klein diet, mega-probiotics, probiotic enemas, slippery elm enemas, etc. etc.
I know that the right combination for what my tender tummy needs is out there!