ok, i think i am a uc oddball. i tried slippery elm a few times and each time i did the next day i had more blood. so i stopped using it.
how is it possible that it helps so many of you and makes me worse?
You are not an oddball, slippery elm doesn't work for me either. Please remember that everyone is different and what works for one may not help another. That applies for meds as well as supplements. The value of the forum is to be aware of the various options out there so you can experiment to find what works for you.
I have read about
slippery elm elsewhere but it didn't seem to help. But I first heard about
powdered psyllium seed from this forum and that has been a godsend. (Of course it doesn't work for everybody). Don't fall into the trap of one size fits all.
Male/60 DX ulcerative colitis Feb08, or maybe Crohn's colitis.
No Meds, allergic to Mesalamine. Remission since Mar10. Psyllium seed mixed with VSL3 is very helpful. Food journal instead of SCD.
Lots of fruit & vegetables (but no plums, kale, or carrots), no soda, no gluten, no HFCS, no xylitol or sorbitol, no trans fat, no shellfish, few processed foods, no carrageenan.
Probiotics, fish oil, multivitamin, extra D3, K2, high gamma E, phos choline, magnesium, boswellia, curcumin, glutamine.Nature created all of the locks, therefore Nature has all of the keys