And the Prognosis is, Colitis
Hey, I am 25, very active. . . recently was diagnosed with Colitis, the inflammatory type. By recently, I mean this morning.
I've had off and on stomach upsets, and bouts of constipation and diary along with some levels of pain, but thought nothing of it. But roughly two months ago there was blood every day, repeated time during the day. I have been losing weight for a while, but thought nothing of that either, due to my active lifestyle. But the blood was a red flag, I got in to see a doctor after 2 weeks of it and he did blood work and labs on stool, getting no results. He prescribed prednisone, and started on the process of ordering a colonoscopy.
The prednisone made my symptoms worse and I had an allergic reaction, and was doing as horrible as could be, until getting off it. The colonoscopy results revealed nothing at first when he looked, but the biopsies revealed colitis.
So, here's a new dilemma, meds. I had meds. All the stupid meds that I've ever been prescribed seem to make me worse. So I'm looking into alternative medicine, holistic, natural, etc. I'm planning on taking Align, Omega-3, Folic Acid and St. John's Wort. I've been researching things I can do, and these all seemed to have very positive results. I also eat pretty healthy, don't drink alcohol, quit smoking . . . so what else?
Any suggestions for natural methods?
Last edited by Administrator; 04-07-2011 at 12:03 AM.