I agree that maintaining your diet is a good idea. Mesalamines are not an option for me because I cannot tolerate them. So diet is my mainstay supplemented with supplements. But if 5ASA works for you please continue taking them.
It may have been a mistake to stop the probiotics especially when you discontinued meds. Contrary to what most believe probiotics only remain in your intestine for a few days or so. I notice when I stop taking them. It doesn’t bother me at all if I have to take them for the rest of my life if it helps to avoid another flare.
Glutamine is supposed to promote healing of intestinal tissue. Excess amounts tend to promote constipation but it is especially effective if you have a tendency for soft stools or diarrhea.
Powdered psyllium seed is my STOPPER when I feel a flare may be coming on. I mix it with apple sauce and VSL3 twice a day and I am back to normal. I hope I won’t have to find out if it can snuff out a full blown flare.
58 y/o male. DX ulcerative colitis Feb08, possible Crohn's colitis DX March 2010.
No Meds, allergic to Mesalamine. Allergy to shellfish contributed to 1st major flare.
Watch diet to maintain remission. Powdered Psyllium seeds especially helpful.
Boswellia, E. Coli Nissle (Mutaflor), turmeric, fish oil, S. Boulardii, VSL3, resveratrol, multivitamin, extra D3, K2, C, high gamma E, magnesium, slippery elm, phosphatityl choline, glutamine. Copious amounts of fruit and vegetables, no soda, no HFCS, no trans fat, tea instead of coffee, very few processed foods, no carrageenan.Nature created all of the locks, therefore Nature has all of the keys
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