I'm back from my GP. He is young and still not that experienced which I find great for my pursue of a real cure. I found him easy to talk to and willing to hear about
different ways of going about
treating uc than just taking the medicines. I asked him to give me tricyclic antidepressant and he prescribed Elatrol 25mg (Amitriptyline). Is that good enough or shall I ask for Doxepin? I saw that a rare side-effect is hepatitis and am scared after the liver inflammation caused by 5-asa. I also asked for steroids and he said he'd prescribe cortifoam next week. I think I'd better not take it orally. Should I ask for suppositories or enemas? According to last colonoscopy the inflammation goes 70 cm up the colon. What would be the dose? I've managed to show him The Power of Poop site and even this very thread. Who knows, perhaps during his long expected career he will contribute to the availability of this therapy for many sick people.
Guardian and Michael, thanks for your kind and informative replies.
So far, apart from adding probiotics about
a year ago, I've tried to get better by controlling food intake only. I learned what I can't have, eliminated it of my diet as much as I could, and made my food from the basic natural ingredients. (fresh/boiled veg, etc). It had worked well up until two years ago. I've recently realized that for the fts to work I need to
open my mind and allow the information gathered by all of you to affect my decision making. I've never thought I would ever take antidepressants or steroids. But now somehow it makes sense. Now I have to learn more about
things like whey protein concentrate, muscle milk, almond milk, etc.
With regards to the food I don't think I would eat fish or butter because these really don't agree with me. In fact nothing agrees with me just now but these weren't good for me even before the condition deteriorated to its current state.
Guardian, my son is actually started to feel better. Tests' results show that he hasn't contracted the kissing disease and does not have clostridium difficile. I've just told my two very local potential donors about
the news from the GI. They promised to get back to me with their decision on the matter. One will talk to her husband who is the better choice of the two of them due to more regular/solid BMs and the other expressed some doubts upon hearing that the health board committee has refused to approve the hospital the transplant via colonoscopy. I really do understand their difficulties in deciding whether they should take part in it and I feel embarrassed and perhaps even humiliated asking them to do something of this nature. However, these feelings of mine are not going to put me off the hope of trying to cure myself by the means of the use of fts.
Michael, did you say you took Bupropion and Doxepin. The first is defined as non-tricyclic and the second as tricyclic. Could you please explain more about
it? I will not start taking the antidepressant today and I hope first to get more information about
the best type to use.
Wishing you all a full recovery.
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