@Conquer UC - Honestly, I dont know what tests he did in order to tell me my mother was a match. I assume he did check for parasites, as that would be the logical thing to do, instead of infusing parasites into me. We both took stool tests and submitted them to the hospital. I then received a phone call saying that my mom can qualify as a donor.
@DBwithUC & Gary - My flare was moderate-severe and so was my colon. At the time Brandt performed the colonoscopy , I was awake the entire time and he explained that my UC is moderate-severe. This was 3 weeks ago. I have pan colitis, however my lower track is more severe then the rest of the colon, coming from the biopsies. I have tried Probiotics and was on VSL 3 Double strength for about
6 months in 2011. That didn't help at all. Last year I was on prednisone for a month, which kicked me into remission for about
3 months, then it came right back while I was on a strict diet and taking loads of supplements (including the VSL3 DS). The meds that I have tried and failed are Lialda, Colozal, Hydrocort enemas (which worked quite well for a short period of time), Apriso, a steroid that supposedly is not absorbed (forget the name), Prednisone and Rowasa enemas. I have never tried 6mp which according to Brandt was a great drug. He did explain that it takes about
two months to work, but with fecal transplant I could possibly see faster results. So I was basically trying to gain remission since january of this year. I did notice in April when I took an antibiotic for the course of 5 days to fight off strep throat, I instantly became worse. That took about
a month to recover from going to the bathroom 20+ times a day, back to my usual 6-8.
It does not work for everyone with UC, which is extremely confusing however, this is a cure for people with C-diff. That is a fact. Clearly this has been this best treatment for UC I have ever received, which mind boggles me even more. I wish I knew what factors got me a good result, because I too had extreme doubts about
this, praying at night, that it would work. Probiotics did not help at all, but this did? Also, in 4 days I was in a complete remission to a point where I feel completely normal? We are made up of bacteria. We have much more bacteria in us as humans, then cells. There is no doubt that something in my mothers stool is "helping me".......
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