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Archive | Alternative Medicine

Ideas and stories about alternative medicine for people dealing with ulcerative colitis

I’m Gaining Weight!

Introduction: I’ve had UC for about 5 years now. The first couple years were fairly uneventful until I tried going off medication and ended up flaring. I recovered from the first one but my gut was never the same again. I flared really bad two winters ago and found this site and the SCD diet. […]

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Too Many Supplements?

Introduction: 22-year old American living in Canada. Currently in school studying to enter the health care field. Skeptical by nature, I always look for the science behind everything I try. Only recently diagnosed with UC a few months, I’m still trying to figure out what works for me! My colonoscopy in May 2013 showed ulcers […]

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Dear FMT…Please Save Me From Surgery

Introduction: 36 years old and recently married (May 2012) to a beautiful girl. Ironman triathlete (not at the moment) and airline pilot from Australia. Diagnosed Ulcerative Colitis at age 19 (1997) with a 2 year flare. Controlled then with 5ASA Sulfasalazine. Symptom and drug free for 15 years (had appendicectomy) and then had a nasty […]

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Naturopathic Disaster

Naturopathic Disaster

Introduction: I am almost 25 years old; I was diagnosed at 18. Following my diagnosis, I was in denial about my disease and couldn’t afford my meds. Thankfully, I had mild symptoms and functioned fairly normally until I went downhill and the end result was a 5 day stay in a hospital. I had lost […]

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Do Worms Do The Job?

Do Worms Do The Job?

Introduction: Hi I’m a veteran UC sufferer based in Oxfordshire Uk – diagnosed in 1984 aged 18 after an acute attack which resulted in severe weight loss and anaemia. Some more about me: I am from Oxfordshire, Uk, & love amateur dramatics & singing. WorkIng as an After sales Co-ordinator for A Renewables Company. Symptoms: […]

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UC, C Diff and Fecal Transplant

Introduction: I just turned 27 and was diagnosed with moderate to severe pancolitis in November of 2011. After my initial diagnoses I was in remission for 6 months. Since then I have had 3 flares and was just diagnosed with c diff for the third time in a year. This is my third time with […]

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UC – Diet to Help or Heal

Introduction: 42 year old business owner, wife & mother of two young girls. She spent 13 yrs working with physicians as an association executive and currently lives is West Sacramento, California. Some more about me: I have been practicing yoga for more than 20 years and recently started taking taekwondo with my daughters. I love […]

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No matter what, colitis flares don't last forever, don't forget it:)