i can find out where and what kind of oregano oil we need to take..even dr. shen is looking into it..
at best its a way to get off traditional antibiotics without their possible side effects and at worst if it is not possible to take indefinitely ( do not know answer to that yet) its an alternative to give ourselves a break from rotating or using antibiotics..
i want to add any of those on it are also following a special diet of no starches,no sugar outside of fruit..but it is not clear if that is required..holistic practionists advocate removing those foods anyway because they feed bad bacteria..this seems to be accepted by most..
I've also seen where the person would take a mouthful of water and hold it in the back of their throat administer the drops swallow then immediately drink more water.
I do it 3x day. Actually I fill 3 capsules, with 4 drops each and put 2 in a holder that I bought for PM and evening. I do need to take 2 ammonium 2X day now as well but it works just as well as any antibiotic I've taken.
You can use any size capsule as you only need to put in several drops, they only come in 2 sizes though that I am aware of, small large.
How much frankenise R you taking, I just ordered my first shipment from dottera
I'm going through an episode of pouchitis... back on cipro and flagyl. But they are not being effective like they were in the past. Usually by day 3 I'm ready to take on the world again but not much relief now after day 4. I'm thinking of going with oil of oregano. Do you think it's ok to supplement the oil with the antibiotics? Has anyone talked to a health care professional about this? I just want to move in the right direction... get this behind me. I was off wheat and sugar... now when I get this behind me I think I will go with the SCD diet. Somethings gotta work!
My son is taking oil of oregano in capsules from Gaia. He takes it twice a day (along with other usual supplements and humira). It has kept him off antibiotics since June. I imagine he will be on it long term.
1. Someone said they only recommended going on this for a few months and that it might deplete iron long term. What have others heard about long term?
2. Also what is Frankincense for?
My functional medicine doctor gave it to my son for about 3 weeks, not for long term use.
Frankincence or Boswilla used for inflammation only need a drop or two under tongue
look to switching to Entyvio if the Humira is not helping. That's all I take now for the last year. No more pouchitis
Can you confirm what you are taking that has worked for you for the last year?
Marcus, there are other antibiotics available for pouchitis. It's not necessary to throw up your hands if Cipro and Flagyl don't do the trick.
Thanks Scott. Actually I'm not throwing in the towel. I'm not a quitter. 30 years of flying a commercial airliner with a jpouch will tell you I have overcome my share of difficulties.
I am looking at other options today. Maybe rifaximin or tinidazole? Have you had experiences good or bad with these?
All I have been using is Entyvio since last Thanksgiving 2015.
That year I had to go back to a ostomy I was so deathly sick. Nothing was working anymore. It was experimental but it was that or pouch removal as even with a disconnected pouch it was still inflamed and I was sick. Two weeks after my second infusion they allowed me to reverse. Some minor side effects but all in all I'm extremely happy. I hardly think about my pouch anymore! Remicade almost killed me! I hope I get a few years till the next drug du jour comes out, lol!
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PS scroll down and look at all the shit I've been on!
Marcus, to be honest only Cipro and Flagyl work for me, and I have to take them together now. I wish rifaximin had helped me, but it does work well for many.
I am so excited to see there are people using essential oils to treat pouchitis! I have had my pouch for a very long time (20 years this coming July). I have suffered with pouchitis on and off all these years. Cipro, Flagyl etc. I also need regular dilation for my stricture. At first I was skeptical about using essential oils, but they work. I use one drop of frankincense under my tongue in the morning and one drop in the evening. It's like a miracle. I have only been using the oils a short time, but I saw improvement within a few days. What can it hurt? There are no side effects and nothing gets processed through your liver! I am a true believer!! Make sure you use a high quality oil to obtain results! These oils are now being used by the Mayo Clinic and Johns Hopkins. Do some research for yourself!
I've had chronic pouchitis for the past few years and have treated it with Cipro. After my last flare was under control using Cipro, I decided to try to switch to Oil of Oregano. For a few days I reduced the Cipro and took only one Cipro in the morning with one capsule of OoO in the evening. For the past week I've not had any Cipro but only the OoO two times per day. For the first time in years I have no signs of the pouchitis returning! I realize it has only been a couple weeks but I've never gone this long without having Cipro on board. Feeling very hopeful!
Are the people on oil of oregano staying on it long term? Someone said not to stay on past three months. My son has now been on Gaia capsules about 8 months, so I am wondering about long term impact. Also, is anyone recommending a specific probiotic (other than VSL) in combination with this. Thanks.
I've been taking Cipro for a while and I think it's losing its effectiveness. I'm tired of getting up at all hours of the night. I never get a full night's sleep. I can only hope. I am encouraged to try the oregano caps. I found a good buy at Puritan's Pride. I'll report back as soon as I can see any result.
joefine - taking fiber supplements ( son puts acacia in capsules and takes 5 in Am and 5 in PM) along with clean diet ( particularly low sugar) may help sleep too.
Another way to take oil of oregano is to rub it on the bottom of your feet. According to my naturopath, she says the absorption rate is pretty good. But you have to make sure you get the pure stuff. Do your research because a lot of the stuff in the health food stores is watered down.
I would think that the feet are quite tough and wouldn't really be able to absorb medicine. After all, the skin is thicker there than any other place on the body.
You would think so but perhaps they are talking more of the sole of the foot? I'm not sure... but I see the way my feet sweat so I have to assume the pores are quite active. Here is one article... there are many others. Point 3 seems to address this.
I started an alkaline diet because I had so much stinging and pain eating other foods. The stinging has gone but my food is not breaking down and it gets stuck so I have to digitally remove it... lovely, right?
Has anyone had this problem??? My jpouch is 15 years old..