I am a 23 year old male was diagnosed with UC in September of 2008. My condition has not gone into remission ever since. I have been on ASACOL 1.8g 3 times a day. But it did not help at all. I in December 2009 I was admitted into hospital due to side effects of prednisone that I was taking. I had developed peptic ulcers and severe gastritis. I am currently on Prednisone 7 tabs daily, Azathiaprene 150mg daily, Topzole 40 mg daily, Chele Fer 1Tab daily, Salazopyrin 2 tabs daily. At the moment none of this medication is helping to ease my symptoms. I am constantly going to the bathroom and there is blood in the stool. The GI has told me that if I do not respond to any of the medication, surgery is going to be the next step. But this is an option that I AM NOT going to consider. If anyone could advise me on alternate treatments, natural supplements or dietary advice I would greatly appreciate it.
(Hey there buddy, that’s one heck of alot of meds you’re taking, as everyone else who reads the site knows, my recommendation would be to read the Breaking the Vicious Cycle Diet Book That’s an option that would for sure be considered alternative and works for some folks, not for everyone, but very much worth a try if you asked me, Adam)