My name is Keek I’m 23 years old and 37 weeks pregnant!
I’ve had ulcerative colitis for the past 3 years and had 2 major flares that almost were fatal.
I traveled the world and still continuing to travel more with my baby and beautiful partner!
I’m a world traveler,artist and health and nutrition fanatic also a mommy to be!
Currently my symptoms are soft stool with mucous and a little blood only 2-3 times a day.
What a trip it has been these past three years of colitis, from 2 hospitalizations to prednisone tapering down nightmares and all the side effects drugs give you I’m really giving up on the approach of the western health system.
Cause they are not trying to cure you they are trying to control your symptoms and I don’t believe that’s the way to do it!
I think this disease makes you more conscious about the way you live your life,how you take care of your body. What goes through your gut and affects the lining of your intestinal wall, how you respond to certain foods and drinks. And let’s not forget stress how it affects your body and mind and makes you ill.
I’m 37 weeks pregnant and in week 35 I started to have symptoms again after a year of med free no symptom normal stools. It is probably because baby is getting heavier and some stress issues as well that are putting pressure on my gut. I’m on a gluten,dairy,sugar,red meat free diet so basically my diet consists out of vegetables,fruits,nuts,grains,fermented foods,herbs and fish.
I love food and I love cooking I find it a challenge to create healthy delicious meals and when I cook for family nobody even notices there’s no meat or gluten involved they don’t miss it cause it’s so tasty!
I just started the vitamin E and colloidal silver enemas as well as a herb mixture that contains slippery elm, marshmallow root, chamomile ,turmeric,peppermint leaves as well as omega-3 fish oil supplement.
Hopefully they stop the bleeding soon! So I will be healthy and energetic for labor and my hb level won’t be below average!
My biggest concern is always the blood loss that freaks me out! It weakens me so quickly cause I’m very petite!
I just wanna know anybody out there that has the natural approach of UC in total control and has tips?
Also people that have found relieve and results from enemas?
We all have to stay strong and positive this disease is very hard and it almost took my life. Treat your body like a temple it’s so important life is too beautiful!
Medications and Supplements Tried/Using:
- No gluten
- No dairy
- No sugar
- No coffee
- No soft drinks
- No red meat
- Prenatal vitamins solar
- Slippery elm, chamomile, marshmallow root, turmeric, peppermint leave herb mixture.
- Royal greens fish-oil
- Vitamin-E enema and colloidal silver enema.
- Fermented foods and a little kefir.
- Prednisone 2x – saved my life twice but can’t use it anymore cause it causes osteoporosis and already had too much!
- Salofalk klysma
- Mezavant 5-ASA mesalasine
Chemical nonsense that cause even more disease.
( story submitted written by Keek via the colitis venting area )