Thank you for your replies InSoFla, Fruitgirl, and iPoop. I appreciate your insight. The indefinite use of rectal meds may help fix the situation at this point, since I was only on the salofalk enemas in early 2009 for roughly a month. Suppositories may be the key to a long lasting unprecedented remission. I look forward to my doctor's appointment.
InSoFla, your post was delightful, and I value it greatly. Thank you for welcoming me, and I must say that this is a bittersweet club to be a part of. This condition is awful, but the existence of a supportive network is amazing, especially for people that are beyond the point of being overwhelmed.
In regards to your points, I agree that there are various options that doctors are unable to provide to their patients, whether it's the result of practice barriers or blatant disregard. Diet has been central to my battle with colitis, as I have hired naturopaths and attempted a handful of fads in the past. Mesalamines have a love-hate relationship with me, they work at certain times and have no use at others. I suspect that it has to do with distal inflammation, which is untamable by oral medication after a point.
In terms of diet, I have attempted the scd and the raw food diet with little to no luck. Yet, that has not impacted my willingness to pursue diet changes as a way to deal with my colitis, since the elimination of processed, fatty, spicy foods along with dairy and alcohol has been responsible for a handful of sweet remissions.
I am currently on a daily regiment of dairy-free raw adult strength probiotics, I am starting a new vitamin D supplement, and have started a strict Paleo diet. My current plan is to follow the Auto-Immune Paleo (AIP) protocol within a week, since eliminating eggs and nuts will need a bit of preparation.
I am yet to try curcumin and slippery elm, but I will keep them in mind and eventually give them a shot. As or l-glutamine, I have tried it in the past, but it did not have a serious visible impact on my symptoms. Notwithstanding the fact that I had only tried it for a week, which may not be ample time, leaving the possibility of retrying l-glutamine untamed.
LDN seems alien to me at this point, I have never heard of it, but I assure you that my interest is peaking. I shall research about
LDN and figure out if it's right for me.
Thank you all once again, especially InSoFla, for your detailed and comprehensive replies. I wish you all the best of health.
Warmest of regards,
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