Update on my natural route/One year ago I found this website.

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therearemiracles
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   Posted 11/14/2007 9:13 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi
 
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.
I had the Rocephin shot and 2 weeks of Omnicef, this helped with my bloating and digestion. That was 4/15/07
Had Cipro and Predison for 10 & 5 days, 7/3/07
Colonoscopy & Endoscopy 7/27, Left sided colitis and near cecum (mild)
Had a shot of steriods for my ear inflammation 8/31
Stopped Colozal 10/1/07 was on it for 7 weeks, side effects
On Standard Process supplements, trying a new protocal from a
natural path as of 9/10/07
I belive laughter is the best medicine, I need to laugh more!
 
 
 


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   Posted 11/14/2007 3:50 PM (GMT -7)   
I think it's great that you're feeling better..........I hope the good trend continues in your favor! :)
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dakotagirl
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   Posted 11/15/2007 7:57 PM (GMT -7)   
Happy to hear that you are doing well! I hope you continue to feel better :)

Yipee for you!
Pan-colitis and GERD diagnosed May 2003
 
Asacol 12 per day,  Azathioprine 75mg, Rowasa and Canasa as needed
Aciphex, Effexor XR, BCP, Rhinocort nasal spray
Forvia and a Probiotic
 
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DeniseW
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Date Joined Nov 2005
Total Posts : 346
   Posted 11/16/2007 7:32 AM (GMT -7)   
That's so terrific! I love hearing when people can get off drugs. I was happy as a clam to be off of any for the time I was. Best wishes!
dx 4/05 with pancolitis UC after birth of my second child...
18 months of vit e enema and scd remission
Flare since 7/07...almost to surgery, now almost well through mostly natural stuff
Trying to make up the difference with...
Lialda 4/day... I don't know, 3 months maybe?
Remicade 10/26, 11/09, next 12/3
Imuran 50mg at night 11/11
 
Been there, tried that....
 


DeniseW
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Date Joined Nov 2005
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   Posted 11/16/2007 7:33 AM (GMT -7)   
Oh, did you try rubbing garlic on your chin? I took it for thrush (that's yeast too right) and it was gone almost overnight, completely in 3 days.
dx 4/05 with pancolitis UC after birth of my second child...
18 months of vit e enema and scd remission
Flare since 7/07...almost to surgery, now almost well through mostly natural stuff
Trying to make up the difference with...
Lialda 4/day... I don't know, 3 months maybe?
Remicade 10/26, 11/09, next 12/3
Imuran 50mg at night 11/11
 
Been there, tried that....
 


DeniseW
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Date Joined Nov 2005
Total Posts : 346
   Posted 11/16/2007 7:39 AM (GMT -7)   
Ok, last post...the gastrex made me go from semi-formed to liquid, so it could very well be that causing you to have liquipoopie. I assume that doesn't mean it's not making you better though. I stopped taking it b/c it was still liquid (and black) after a week and I was starting to cramp worse and stuff. I'm so nervous about everything now and since it had made my stool formation revert, I gave it up. Again, doesn't mean it wasn't working.
dx 4/05 with pancolitis UC after birth of my second child...
18 months of vit e enema and scd remission
Flare since 7/07...almost to surgery, now almost well through mostly natural stuff
Trying to make up the difference with...
Lialda 4/day... I don't know, 3 months maybe?
Remicade 10/26, 11/09, next 12/3
Imuran 50mg at night 11/11
 
Been there, tried that....
 

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