I had in remission 10 years and it flared up last year after a colonoscopy. I just used asacol during 6 months flare up and one month predisone but no help. After a sigmo back in February, My GI gave me mesalamine enema(Salofax) and said I needed to start Imuran. I read about
Imuran and chosen not to start and give a try to alternative.
I have changed my diet completely.
No eating outside, coffee , any alcohol, any meat, raw fruit, no sugar,no bread
eating a lot of home made goat milk yogurt, cooked fruit, home made bread, buckwheat usually nad lot of vegies, all cooked, or steamed
since sigmo, I am using Mesalamine enema before bed., asacol 3x3
In 2 weeks blood in my bm disapeared and reduced to 2-3 bowel movements per day., diarrhea was gone in 3 weeks.
I did acupuncture as well twice a week for 4 weeks in March
since mid- march 1-2 bm everday, sometime I have pencil thick bm but usually better, I notice a little puss time to time. My GI said it is severe but it seems that I am doing fine for the moment.
I think mesalamine enema is helping me a lot along with the diet.
I understand that every one is different and there is no one solution for this.
My UC become 35cm long in during 6 months flare up. If I can not hold the remission with this way I may start using Imuran. We will see I guess.
Post Edited (ozzie_oz) : 6/4/2015 1:54:14 PM (GMT-6)