Posted 11/20/2013 6:18 AM (GMT -6)
Welcome to the forum. I'm glad you've found us.
I am so sorry to hear about the series of events which led to your father getting
I'd like to share what's worked for me in the hope that it might help your father.
Some meds work for some and not for others.
For me, the traditional meds failed me and the mesalamines I became intolerant of.
And when the doc gave me a choice of surgery or remicade, I balked and had to find my own way.
He also told me diet has nothing to do with UC, but I found that it has a great deal to do with exacerbating its symptoms!
I found that by doing these things it helped control my symptoms by 75%:
1) adequate high intake of vitamin d3 ( need to get his levels checked first)
2) probiotics are key, is he on any?
3) slippery elm powder to coate the intestinal tract helped greatly
4) l-glutamine amino acid powder for long term colonic repair
5) food combining
6) diet modification as in gluten and dairy free, Paleo diet
7) rectal meds help lots of folks out
The Last 25% was taken care of by LDN, low dose naltrexone, which put me in remission.
If any of this interests you, there are things IMO that you can control, which will have a direct impact on your disease, the symptoms you experience and their severity.
IMO, it isn't one size fits all, and you have to find what works for you, and it may be a combination of things like diet, meds, supplements, etc...
I was able to control my UC into remission through various supplements, probiotics, diet modification, and LDN , low dose naltrexone.
For more info on the protocol which has put me into remission, please go to this link: https://www.healingwell.com/community/default.aspx?f=38&m=1666318 , and look at the 11th post.
I hope you feel better and let us know how we can help you.