Leaky Butt Syndrome :)


I have had Ulcerative Colitis for 9 years – it started when I returned from a missionary trip to Nicaragua in June 2004. I thought I had parasites, and sometimes still do – but after several different diagnosis including Proctitis, Crohn’s and IBS – the ultimate diagnosis is UC.

Some more about me:

I live in Virginia Beach, Va – 44 yrs – I work for a military contractor but my greatest love is animals – I rescue, volunteer and foster when I am not at work. I recently have been certified in Reiki II and hope to use this energy to help animals. I used to be very active – running 5 times a week, doing Pilates, weight training – my goal is to be able to do it again soon!

GI Symptoms:

My symptoms arise when I am active. ie.: walking, extreme urgency – sometimes diarrhea bloody w/ mucus to formed stools all in the same day. I have no control most of the time and wear protection. Sometimes I go from 5 times a day to 20 – 75% of the time it is mucus mixed w/ blood.

Leaky Butt Syndrome

I go in and out of remission -remission has never been more than 4 months. I despise this disease – I cannot walk my dogs anymore, working is a struggle every single day – I miss fun times and activities with friends.

I am on my fourth DR – he is the first one who agreed to take my colon out if I should want to – he doesn’t push Remicade, Imuran or Humira on me – he prex me VSL #3 which other DR’s would not and he actually listens. I want to cure myself and have been trying for years now – I even drank small amounts of bleach for a month and my symptoms went away for 4 months – I started running again and walking my dogs, but then they came back. I have also had all of my old fillings taken and replaced because I read that they may cause UC like symptoms. Light Force Therapy with a practicing Chiropractor brought me relief for months, but I cannot afford the $50 payment anymore – Accupuncture seemed to bring some relief but that is $75 every time – needless to say, I wish Insurance would cover these natural ways of healing instead of backing the Pharmaceutical world we live in. I don’t have a problem with DR’s as long as they listen and are open to alternative method s of healing.

I have a very supportive family and net work of friends who guide me and comfort me. I still go out and do things, but I always have a change of clothes etc…

My biggest fear is that my UC will turn into colon cancer – I plan on living a long time and want to get back some of the last 9 years that I have lost!


I have been on all of the medications except Remicade and Imuran because I refuse to be on them. I have always lived a health lifestyle and have been active my whole life until now. My diet now consists of foods in the Paleo plan and all organic – except with some dairy now and then in the form of cheese. I took myself off prednisone – was on for 5 years straight and now only take 2 Sulfasalazine with Tumeric, B-12, Vit C-1000, Vit D3, Vit E, Krill Oil, and Garlic Oil. Was doing great for last 4 months and now symptoms are coming back again. I have discovered a possible new way to treat UC with a drug called LDN – Low Dose Naltrexone – it has proven relief in other autoimmune disease such as Lupus, Fibromyalgia, Crohns, MS and autism – some have come into complete remission. It must come from a compounding pharmacy. The reason DR’s don’t tell us about it is because it is generic – no one will make money from it. I am making contacts to get a prescription – I will try anything at this time – it comes in lotion form and in pill form.

written by Cheryl

3 thoughts on “Leaky Butt Syndrome :)”

  1. Bleach…really? Wow. I had no idea.

    My great grandmother swallowed a teaspoon of turpentine once per day and lived to be 104 years old…how do you swallow these sorts of things?

    What’s in it that is so ‘good’ for a person I wonder?? It must kill bad bacteria perhaps?

    I do agree with you about steering clear of the UC meds. I am on probiotics and L-glutamine, no meds at all, and am in remission for the first time in 15 years. Can’t say as I’ve ever tried the bleach thing…I’d be way too afraid…


  2. Had a similar problem for years. Just going for a walk was a big decision (would I need the loo!) then after loads of research identified the problem was probably yeast – either a yeast infection or yeast allergy or intolerance. Yeast (candida) infections are often very stubborn to shift. Had a 3 week course of Fluconazole then introduced a Probiotic Capsule containing (Lactobacillus acidophilus, Bifidobacteria lactis, Lactobacillus rhamnosus) and Coconut Oil Capsules which are reputed to mop up yeast problems – a life saver ! The latter two I continue to to take and also avoid or limit my intake of yeast/wheat based products. Have had no problems ever since and everything is now ‘normal’. Very happy to e-mail anyone my research.

  3. Get you mmj card. The cbd in medical marijuana will help reduce if not eliminate your sytoms. I never use any drugs until one time smoking and was issue free for 3 weeks.

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