As soystud says, there is no wrong way. Surgery will "cure" your UC (if that is what you have, won't cure Crohns though). A lot of the alternative treatments do take awhile to start seeing noticeable benefit, but definitely not all of them.
Fecal transplants often see immediate improvement even after the very first infusion.
If you do change your mind and do want to consider alternative treatments, here are a few of them (excluding fecal transplants as I have mentioned them above): LDN, triple antibiotic therapy, e-cigs, pig worm eggs, Chinese herbs, Meletonin
There's diet modifications as well: SCD, Paleo, low FODMAP, Spinach + Sunflower Seeds, GAPS diet
Then there are supplements (that have induced remission): heavy dose of probiotics (VSL #3 DS), psyllium husk/seed powder, boswellia
These are what you can get NOW, but there are still other drugs that are currently in trial and may possibly be coming out soon such as vedolizumab.
Definitely not a complete list, just what I can think off the top of my head. I personally believe our doctors only know bout half of all the possible treatments out there. The other half, the patients themselves know.
Oct 10: DX proctitis
Nov 10: DX IBS and cecum inflammation
Aug 12: DX Crohns? (mild ulcers on ileum)
STATUS: Ulcers on terminal ileum. Everything else clear.
1g Pentasa supp (1 per 2 nights) + 2x1.5g Salofalk granules daily. Low FODMAP diet.
Post Edited (MaxMilian) : 11/23/2012 9:36:38 AM (GMT-7)