Over the Thanksgiving weekend last year in such pain and I was trying to find information about UC on the web. I came across this site a year ago. I can't believe how far I've come and what I've been through the last 365 days.
I've been off my medication since 10/1/07 (40 some days) and have been on my natural supplements since 9/8/07 (60 some days) and I'm doing good. I say good and not great b/c I'm still working on formed stools. Let me say, my depression is gone and my energy is up. My attitude is positive and it's so awesome. I can sit on my but and not feel like there's a orange there or having to run back to the bathroom 10 times in the morning.
My natural path said the patch of dry skin that was on my chin that spread and looked like a white gotea was yeast. It did itch and it started when I was on colozal. It worsened when I was on grapefruit seed extract, but that wipes out bad bacteria in the gut which can lead to yeast overgrowth. Now were working on getting the yeast in line. I was on nystantin this summer and that was the time I had formed stool. This is not the first time hearing about yeast overgrowth in the gut . So, I'm not a skeptic, I really believe there's a connection with bacteria and yeast overgrowth and gut issues.
Today I was able to walk my dogs and wasn't afraid of a accident. My urgency is gone and I go to the bathroom about 3 times a day. I'm taking fiber, but not the bulking kind, it's in my supplments i.e. carrot, beet, okra, mushroom things along that line. So I think this would make one tend to go to the bathroom more. Plus I take Gastrex supplement by Standard Process and it's a upper GI cleanser.
I truly feel like I don't need the medication at this point. I will keep you posted.