I've got a few questions about
fecal transplants.If you want to read about my questions, just skip my little story.
I'll start off by saying that after being in a recent flare for 5 weeks and now in remission, my doctor thinks I need to change my medication.
My current medication was mezavant, 4 pills a day, and while I was in a flare, for 2 weeks I had to take salofalk enemas.
None of which had helped the symptoms (absolutely no change in symptoms), so my GI prescribed prednisone yet again, the miracle of life right?
After a week of prednisone steroids, I'm now fine.
Because of the huge effects prednisone has, on my bones for example, since I'm still young (I was told that my bones stop developing at around 26), my doc wanted me to change my medication.
So now they want me to take REMICADE every 8 weeks. I've read of so many side effects of remicade such as tuberculosis and colon cancer, that I'm honestly now scared for my life. I'm only hesitant that it will actually keep me in remission, as I've seen so many people on here take remicade yet they still get symptoms.
I want something that will honestly cure me, as I'm sure anyone else does.
A few months ago I saw this story on the news about
a mother and her son. Her son has colitis and took something called a fecal transplant, and suddenly his symptoms were gone, and he was in remission, and up to this day (I'm assuming) has not had a flare since getting the transplant.
So now here are my questions.1)
Why hasn't my GI talked about
fecal transplants with me? Is it actually a huge difference maker that it will put them out of business?
Are GI's secretly not wanting patients to find out about
Has anyone here actually tried the fecal transplants, and has it worked for them? If so, how long have you been in remission since taking them?3)
What exactly are they?
Can they be taken orally? Is it an injection? A procedure that needs to be done at a hospital or clinic?
Does it hurt when getting one? Do you need to be put under?4)
Are they available in Canada to the public?
How does a Canadian get one? And if it is somehow possible for me to get one, should I talk to my GI about
it before going through with my first remicade infusion?
Post Edited (Sugarcrave) : 5/28/2014 1:10:18 AM (GMT-6)