Yeah. Some "bugs" are incurable too. At first I thought my UC was due to the Epstein Barr virus because I came down with Mono at the exact same time I came down with UC. I found evidence showing that some cases of UC are tied to EBV and there is no known way to eliminate EBV from the patient. While this is still possible I have believed now for a number of years that my UC was actually caused by the broad spectrum antibiotics I took in the beginning for my EBV symptoms, before we realized that I did have EBV. There is evidence that the antibiotics I took have caused UC in a small percentage of patients.
There would be two schools of thought if a bacteria was causing UC. One would be that you didn't really have UC at all and therefore had bacterial colitis, which would be theoretically cured if you could destroy the bacteria.
The second school of thought would be that you actually did have UC which the root cause was your immune system's attack on the bacteria, messing up your body's immune response. Your body mounts an unrelenting attack on the bacteria but because the bacteria has muted to a degree, your immune system cannot destroy it and therefore is fighting an endless attack on something that it cannot ever get rid of, causing never ending inflammation in the colon. This process can only be interrupted by taking steroids and other immune suppressing or anti-inflammatory drugs of various kinds.
Pentasa (500mg) 2 pills X 2; VSL 1 pill X 2; Prescrip Assist Probiotic 1 pill X 2; Grape seed extract (1)400mg X 2; Vitamin D3 10,000 IU; daily generic Allegra; Canasa as needed; DAO as needed due to dietary histamine intolerance; lotion daily
Gave me trouble: Zymactive, Renew Life Probiotic 80 billion, Florastor, high histamine foods
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