It is a hard decision , I personally think this disease is all about the balance of the bacteria of the colon. My daughter suffered for six years on many medications that ONLY treated the symptoms of UC. She became well after a shot for pneumonia ( an antibiotic shot of Rocephin, a WIDE sprectrum antibiotic) She has been well for 4 years off of all medications for UC. She has had six colonoscopies and many stool samples to check for bacteria or parasites. NOTHING ever showed up on her testing........ Which for sure tells me that you CANNOT rely on the tests that doctors do, to pick up every bacteria or parasite that can enter the body and cause damage to it. Trust me ....I took many stool samples to that hospital over the six years she was very ill.
I do not agree with the steps that are taken to treat this disease. I find it very sad to know that so many are suffering every day of there life , because they are trusting their doctors and the medicines that are used to treat this disease. I think if you find relieve from UC with the typical treatment, you are blessed. But if you don't and you have to continue to take stronger meds to "control" UC , I think there is an underlining infection in the body, ( maybe parasite, or bacteria overgrowth ) that needs to be controlled
if you have had years of not having relief from this disease, I understand you wanting to find an alternative treatment. Have you had a colonoscopy? What part of you colon is inflammed?
https://www.healingwell.com/community/default.aspx?f=38&m=1689855 This is the story about how my litttle girl suffered under the best doctors of OHIO. Now they tell me , "They do what works, they control the inflammation"
Post Edited (haileys letter) : 12/28/2010 11:38:05 PM (GMT-7)