Hey guys, I was wondering if there are any natural replacements for Lialda?
Here is a little background on me: Diagnosed UC October 2014.
Had J pouch 2 step surgery in May of 2015. I have been taking 3-4 1.2 gram tablets of lialda ever since I have been diagnosed. So I have been taking it for the past 3 and a half years now. Before the surgery I thought I wouldn't have to take any maintenance drugs after surgery because I thought my UC would be completely gone because of the surgery. Love how my doc never tells me these kind of things.
But anyways, I recently went to my doc and told her I didn't want to take lialda anymore because I could feel it doing damage to my other organs. Like I could literally feel sharp pains in my other organs that would last couple minutes. Plus I am also losing hair and I think all of this is because of the lialda since that is the only thing that I take on a regular basis. I may seem naive, and it is because I am, but I think the lialda is to control my pouchitis or cuffitis which i get a round of every 5 or 6 months. Which then I take flagyl and cipro to get rid of it and if its severe, I add a little prednisone. I am sick of taking all of these kinds of drugs and want to switch to an all natural route.
So when I told my doc this, she recommended I start taking VSL 3 with a 1,000 mg turmeric supplement. Has anyone tried this? Are there other options? will this work? I just want to find an all natural way to stay in remission... hopefully forever. I am going to try this out either today or tomorrow depending on when I can find a good all natural turmeric supplement. Do you guys have any recommendations for an all natural turmeric supplement?
I am also not getting all the nutrients I should be getting. Leaving me feeling weak and tired all the time. Is there any all natural products to help me get all the nutrients I need and that my body can actually absorb? Might seem like a dumb question with its solution being just eating right, but hey it never hurts to ask. Eating right is also a task easier said than done. And with so much info on what we should actually eat its overwhelming to know which is right from wrong. Or maybe I just need to find a reputable and reliable source.
If you have any questions for me please don't hesitate to ask. Any and all info very much appreciated! Thank you for taking the time to read this