I recently sent an email asking for any tips for managing Ulcerative Colitis (to everyone on the Newsletter Group), and I received several comments.
Two of them I want to share with you as they haven’t been highlighted before on the site, so a big thanks to both David and Rod for sharing the ideas with me!
Below are the messages I received, first the one from David about melatonin:
I appreciate these emails. I’ve gotten some helpful tips over the years in managing this illness.
I actually have Ulcerative Proctitis, which is wayyyy less talked about
everywhere on the internet, lol. Anyways, recently, over the summer, I
had been flaring but had to fly overseas for work, so I took some
melatonin on the flight to try and sleep. When I got to my final
destination in Europe, my symptoms were basically all gone. Pretty sure
the melatonin had something to do with it so I continued taking it. I’ve
been flare free ever since. That was in late July. Pretty awesome. I
also have a wonderful woman in my life who prayed (and fasted) for me,
which I believe also played a part.
helps! I had read about melatonin being a remedy in the past, so I’m
super thrilled that I finally got around to trying it. I take 10mg
Not sure that it’s been mentioned before on your site or emails, so I hope it helps!
The 2nd message was about fasting.. from Rod, and here it is:
you considered intermittent fasting? Fast for 18 to 22 hours 1 to 2
times a week. From after dinner one day to before dinner the next day.It
has helped my wife with her trigeminal neuralgia and when I have tried
it, I have found it beneficial for my UC symptoms, allowing me to
extend the frequency of my Remicade infusions.
Thank you again to both David and Rod, super cool of you to share, and perhaps this will give some ideas to some who are struggling at the moment with their UC.