May name is: “Time to Stop Pretending I Don’t Have UC”
I have had UC since 2007, right after I turned 20. After two rounds of antibiotics for a staph infection, I kept seeing blood in the toilet after I used the bathroom. I finally found out I had UC right before I went on a study abroad trip to Spain. My case has thankfully been pretty mild, and I’d like to keep it that way, although I have had some flare ups and have not always been very compliant in taking my medications (Lialda 2x a day, used to be Asacol, 2 before meals, so 6/day). :-/ This site has really brought a lot of awareness to the issue for me, and I really appreciate it!
My Colitis Story:
I have always been very curious about colon hydrotherapy, or colonics. It seems like it would be a good thing to clean everything out, if you know what I mean. I have read online that it is contraindicated for UC. I asked my doctor about it and he didn’t say it was good or bad, he just said “you don’t need to do that”. Has anyone tried any kind of colonic? Or an oral colon cleanse regimen?
Do colonics work for Ulcerative Colitis?
What alternative therapies work well? I have been reading a lot about vitamin E therapy. Does vitamin E work well when taken orally as well as it does by enema?
Thanks to everyone for sharing their stories! I hope we all go into remission soon, and for good!
Asacol 2 pre-prandial
– I prefer the lialda bc its easier to remember to take……
Submitted by “Time to Stop Pretending I Don’t Have UC”
in the Colitis Venting Area
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Information on the Specific Carbohydrate Diet for Colitis