4 months ago, diagnosed with UC, From San Francisco, CA, 45 years old. Just back from Thailand where my symptoms were brutal. Intermittent flare ups but still managed to have some fun. It’s f-ing Thailand after all.
One week ago:
Frequent urge for number 2. Bleeding movements, bloating pain, cramps, gas that I can’t get rid of.
After diagnosis I was pissed off, then sad, then downright depressed. I had a history of depression so this really sucked.
I tried Canasa (supp.), and Vicadin for pain for 2 months. Some relief but not a lot. Then Mesalomine (enema once a night). Slow progress.. but some.
A friend suggested a Chinese Herbalist in San Francisco who said he could cure me of UC. After doing a check on my palms, tongue, and pulse, he said I would be cured in 2.5 months. No alcohol, cigs, and a few foods (not difficult to avoid). Then he prescribed several herbs that I was to make tea with $63.00/week). He said that I would feel better in one week. He also said I should stop taking the western medicine that my doctor prescribed. ….which I did. 20 bm’s/day a week ago, now down to five.
No cramps, more energy, able to release gas, better mood, clearer head. I have to hit the bathroom several times from getting up to about 12pm. A major improvement. Still dealing with the urge to go in the morning, but there is now usually something there to release.
They want 100 more words so I’ll just do a rant:
I saw 3 doctors here in San Francisco, and they all said the same thing. UC is not curable. Take these drugs. I had already read the horror stories online about the side effects and I was freaked out. What I had been taking had no side effects and I was determined not to move on to the next level of prescriptions. The bottom line is I found a Chines Herbalist and it’s working. A small change in diet and the tea. Yin and Yang are out of whack and my liver needs cleansing (basically).
I will report back in another week.
Where I’d like to be in 1 year:
Mesalomine Suppositories, Mesalomine Enemas, Vicadin. Then nothing but a Chinese Herbalist’s prescription of a special tea