Hi. I'm new to this forum. My name is Michele (46 yrs old) and I suffered from severe UC for over 15 years. NO meds could get me into remission. In early 2016, during my week long hospital stay and 2 blood transfusions, I had decided that enough was enough and I was ready to have surgery to remove my colon. Had the J-pouch procedure done at Cleveland Clinic in Weston, FL in March 2016. Fast forward to the present, I have been battling a mild case of Pouchitis for the past few months. Have done 2 rounds of cipro/flagyl and symptoms returned immediately after round of meds were finished. Dr then put me on a steroid suppository and I'm at end of tapering dose now. Was told by Dr that if my symptoms come back quickly, then he wants to put me back on Remicade. I was on Remicade for my UC and it did not do the trick. I refuse to get put back on hard core meds, especially ones that didn't work for me in the past.
I went to go see an holistic Iridologist this am. His findings and advice were that my diet was too acidic and that I need to pay attention to the types of food that I'm putting into my body. I am to continue taking my daily VSL90 probiotic and he put me on a Gastro Health supplement that has licorice root, clove flower,Indian Elecampane root extract and capsicum fruit. This acts as an antibacterial and anti-inflammatory. I'm going to give this a try for at least 3-5 months and see if things improve. If not, then I'm going to look into oregano oil or frankincense .
Am hoping that I can finally figure out a way to rid my body of this inflammation!!!