I was diagnosed with UC about 6 months ago. As I caught this really bad virus, I started having diarrhea and bleeding. It had probably started one and a half years ago when I started having episodes of diarhhea (lasting 1-2 months) with severe bloating and gasses. I just assumed it was some virus and did not pay much attention to it. However when I started bleeding, I knew something was definitely wrong. I had colonoscopy and was diagnosed with UC (80% of my intestines were irritated). The only weird thing was that I was going to the bathroom only a maximum of 5 times.
I started taking corticosteroids and mesalazine. Corticosteroids started working after a week. After stopping the corticosteroids however, the symptoms started coming back. I had loose stool and some bleeding. My doctor did not want me going back to corticosteroids yet and told me to do mesalazine enema. In the meantime I had come across this article of vitamin E enema (you can google search and find it). I decided the drugs are always there let me just try the vitamin enema first (my doc was against any alternative medicine). After just 3 days my symptoms stopped. As advised, I was eating mainly vegetables and fruits (which I could not eat before) and I was completely fine. Firm stool, no bleeding. The person who has tried this claims to be UC symptom free for 25 years now. Of course, one must take care not to irritate the intestines too much (i.e. not use alcohol, spicy food etc). However, so far I go to the bathroom once, have a normal stool and even eat ice-cream! It is w orth the try!
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