A good standard regimen is an oral mesalamine for maintenance such as Asacol or Lialda. And a rectal mesalamine such as Rowasa taken as needed. Popular supplements are probiotics, fish oil, vitamin d (measure your blood levels), and a soluble fiber such as psyllium.
Many members here, whether they take meds or not, find that monitoring their diet for aggravating foods can make life less complicated. Gluten and dairy are the usual suspects but any food can cause problems. So it might be wise to have a food diary. In my case, believe it or not, cruciferous vegetables are a no-no.
Unfortunately, (actually fortunately), I am allergic to the mesalamine meds so I had to find alternative ways to maintain remission. Clinical research has shown that some herbs such as curcumin (turmeric) and boswellia can be just as effective as meds. In my case they are but they are not for everybody.
And certain probiotics have been proven to help too. But rather than spending months or even years of trial and error finding effective alternatives for your body chemistry, it might be a lot easier to take the mesalamines as long as you aren't allergic to them.
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Male/63 DX IBD in Feb08. No meds, allergic to Mesalamine. Remission since Mar2010. Psyllium Seed mixed with VSL3DS is very helpful. Food diary instead of SCD or Paleo.
Lactobacillus Reuteri (NCIMB 30242), Lactobacillus GG (Culturelle), Fish oil, magnesium, multivitamin, extra D3, K2, E complex, boswellia, curcumin, DGL, glutamine.
Resistant Starch and lots of fruit & vegetables (but no cruciferous), No Gluten, no soda, no HFCS, no xylitol or sorbitol, no trans fat, no shellfish, no carrageenan, no GMO foods saturated with Roundup.Nature created all of the locks, therefore Nature has all of the keys
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