To DBwithUC and others who doubt it can work for UC. It does work, and its not any worse than dealing with the peak of a flare. For me that was dealing with uncontrollable bowel movements, blood, fatigue, odors, I'm pretty sure some women I was dating stopped seeing me for those reasons too. I was 3 days away from my surgery date for a full colostomy after 12 years of Ulcerative Colitis and this saved me. Admittedly this did take some work and a leap of faith of sorts, although I did the fecal transplants every day for 5 weeks, in part because I hit another flare. This might have been more than necessary but I would rather be safe than sorry.
To weirdAl1968, it sounds like there are some other complications there for you, although I think you have been on the right track and very determined and resourceful. I can say from my experience when it came to tapering Prednisone, I had good results from making sure I had adequate nutrition from protein shakes when I was initially prepping from surgery. Then during the fecal transplants I actually noticed the greatest improvement 10 days after I had stopped the transplants and then at the time I started tapering off the Prednisone I then added the anti-depressant drugs Bupropion and Silenor to the mix.
There is some evidence that Bupropion has anti-inflammatory properties, including research using animal testing and awhile back a clinical trial was done using Bupropion to treat Crohn's Disease based on the hypothesis that Bupropion is a TNFa inhibitor. I think this could be part of the help as well as by helping slow the diarrhea and muscle spasms which could help the new bacteria to get established and allow for healing.
Cured of Ulcerative Colitis by self-administered Fecal Transplants in summer 2011!
For more about
my story on how I used fecal transplants in combination with a few other factors to permanently cure myself of Ulcerative Colitis go to my website: www.fecaltransplant.org
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