I’m Dee from Ireland, 34 years old. I have moderate UC (mainly proctitis) officially for the last 5 years, unofficially for the last 25 years (didn’t get diagnosed properly for a LONG time).
My current symptoms – NONE! That’s why I’m writing… I found a great natural solution that has stopped the constant bleeding of my colon and so I wanted to share :)
So, let me tell you that I’ve had some pretty bad flares, wound up in hospital a couple of times. I’ve tried almost everything from super strict diets, to eating what I like, taking meds, not taking meds.
I have regular colonoscopies, around once/year. Had been taking high doses of Mesalazine (Asacol, Asacolon) 4.2g per day, plus a not-fun rectal enema every evening of Salofalk foam (1g/night) plus high doses of high-grade fish oils (natural anti-inflammatory). But, it still wasn’t stopping my bleeding. Tried the Salofalk oral granules as well as the enema – slight improvement, but as soon as I stopped the enemas, I would bleed again. So, this cycle continued and my UC wasn’t getting any better…
UNTIL! I came across an article by well known nutritionist extraordinaire, Patrick Holford. He recommended that as well as high doses of fish oils, take tumeric capsules, beta glucans caps, b complex caps and quercetin – all available from your health food store.
I was pretty skeptical as I have tried EVERYTHING natural to sort my body out. But, I gave it a go… and within 6 weeks, all bleeding and inflammation stopped!!! Seriously, it was amazing. So, at around the 2 month mark I decided to wean myself off ALL my meds. Plus, what’s even better is that 5 months down the road, I still haven’t had any bleeding or any other of the not-so-nice UC symptoms of that last number of years… and am completely medication free!
So, I would really urge all you UC folks to get down to your local health food store and get all of the supplements I mentioned above and take them religiously every day. Give it 6-8 weeks and let me know how you go!
Best of luck to you all. Any questions, just drop me a comment :)
Where I’d Like to be in a year:
Still symptom free… like I am today :)
Best: high doses of fish oils, take tumeric capsules, beta glucans caps, b complex caps and quercetin – all available from your health food store.
written by IrishDee
submitted in the colitis venting area