My name is Lindsay M. I am a interior designer. I’m 62 and in pretty good shape for a senior. Love to play pool and have played in many tournaments and for $$. Still play and love it. I love horses and owned my own for years for pleasure and show. Last year a was on State Disability for a whole year because of my UC and back problems( Spinal Stenosis). Up until 2005 I hardly ever went to a doctor. Since then I have seen way too many and must say they are not my favorite group of people. I am currently doing some design work and still playing pool once a week. Believe it or not I play better than ever but my stamina has taken a big hit.
My Colitis Symptoms:
I currently have NO SYMPTOMS….I’m not kidding !
Well here’s how it happpened. My current GI gave me MP6 along with 4 Lialda every morning. The MP6 lasted for 3 weeks and then I thought I was gonna die. I have taken many kinds of meds…all the usual stuff. Oh yeah, let’s not forget the enemas. I’v been on Prednisone 4 times in the last 2 yrs. for 8-10 weeks at a time. As much as I hate that drug it would stop the bleeding,diareha,exhausting sessions in the bathroom,cramping and total fatigue. If I’m forgetting anything I think you get the picture.
Now my Dr. talking about Remicaide….
The side effects from all these drug has been nothing short of a nightmare. THINNING hair and whats left is like straw. I know I’n getting older but give me a break…always looking withered. Because all those drugs don’t just make your hair bad…they make everything bad. Which by the way, the doctors I’ve been to don’t seem to be concerned about side effects. Nor do they tell you what’s going to happen to your body and energy levels. It would be nice if someone ( 5 G.I.’S) told me what I should expect. How about Prednisone is like Methadrine…FYI
OK, here’s the MIRACLE story. May 21 2012 ,4 days before my birthday I was a Wreck . All the horrible symptoms …I was really in a Flare. Basically, all this year I haven’t felt great. So I finally called the doc and he said you have to go back on Prednisone. I knew he would say that, I stopped taking Pred March 21 2012 and really dreaded the thought of going back on 2 months after stopping. That’s when the Remicade talk started.
I started doing more research on the internet and came across The Garden of LIfe products.
I started taking something called Fungal Defense. I took it for 2 weeks that’s it. It zooms in on your gut Flora. 2 a day 3’xs a day. By the 3rd day I stopped bleeding and diarrhea was way better and I didn’t feel like a steam roller had worked me over. Then I went on to Garden of Life Primal Defense Ultra. Two in the am on empty stomach with some water and the same at night. OMG, I’ve stopped bleeding, diarrhea and my hair and skin look so much better. I’m down to 1 Lialda in the morning …that’s it. My friends are telling me I look so much better ! I’ve also started taking 5000 mcg. of Vit.D.,Omega -3 1200 mg.,B-12 1000 mcg and Biotin 5000mcg for my hair and Folic Acid too,800mcg per day.
It’s been 8 weeks now and I’m doing great. I feel like a miracle has happened !
Also, did I mention all this illness has boken me financially and that,s with a PPO. Now I have CalCobra HMO…much better. I get to see the same cast of characters for a copay of $10 or $20 that’s it.
If this helps anyone out there and I hope it does. This stuff is not too pricey and cheaper online.
I’m not one to write about my story but a miracle has happened to me after living in hell for 5 years. Give it a try you can always return it. Amazon is pretty cool about that. Maybe it will work for you or make you feel just a little better.
Where I’d Like to be in 1 year:
Please let me feel like I do now !!!
Garden of Life…Fungal Defense
Garden of Life…Primal Defense Ultra
Just follow directions…pretty simple and if it doesn’t help at least there are no horrible side effects like all the other stuff I’ve been on
written by Lindsay
submitted in the colitis venting area