I understand completly Kara, my heart goes out to you. We share a heavy physical and emotional burden that many cannot imagine. Each experience with UC is personal. I didnt want to take anymore medication than I already do (and the interactions scare me). Depending on your beliefs (and many might laugh this off or be skeptical) but I have resorted to hypnosis. I am willing to try absolutely anything.
It has been a personal experience for me, where counselling (in my experience) seems impersonal. My hypnosis has been combined with past life regression and has become a journey. I discovered this type of therapy on a podcast (theatre of the mind) with Micheal Newton www.spiritualregression.org
He has an institute in the US and practitioners (I have found the equivalent in Australia).
I have had about
4 sessions and so far things are going well it is definitely helping me deal a lot easier with UC and its impact on my life. I have gone into remission (miraculously overnight) - so i am hopeful it's the effects of my therapy. Feeling pretty amazing and normal since. Best of luck with your decision.
So i was searching and i thought it could have been a parasite that might have caused my UC
I got a special test done for a certain parasite last week and i was hoping it was the parasite and i could get the parasite killed and my UC would be gone
but got my results back and it was negative....so depressed about it, and i havent been in remission at all
I too had a parasite (Giardia lamblia) and from then on the symptoms of UC kicked in! Doctor's will deny it but I wonder...