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Old 04-10-2011, 04:53 PM   #3
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Location: Jackson, WY
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Re: callaginous colitis

Thanks for the spelling tip, could definitely help. I do not have UC, just CC. It does not affect the small intestine just the large, and seems to be widespread throughout the colon. I think I'm getting to the end of my flair. I am trying probiotics, Align, as well as Omega-3, B-Comlex vitamin in addition to my multi. I'm drinking more water, and trying to change up my diet, eating a little less red meat and more chicken, fish, and other sources of protein. High fiber should be avoided during flairs, as well as spicy foods. I am however not giving up on the caffeine, being an ex-problem drinker as well a recent ex-smoker. I need to hold onto one vice at least.

Actually I'm not middle age, far from it. I'm in my mid-twenties, and fairly active.

I'm working on finding some good lifestyle changing, being even more physically active, eating more balanced meals, learning some relaxation techniques and just taking better care of myself.

I'm doing more research on it.

So far, the little research done on this disease shows that typical colitis treatments such as steroids, and other prescriptions have little effect and in some cases, such as mine, they can make the condition worse. While on prednisone when it was suspected I had UC, I was in much worse shape during being on the drug, and a while after while it was leaving my system.

Thanks for your input.

If you think of anything else, I'd love to hear it. Meeting with my doc in another two weeks to go over my progress. Also talking with my chiropractor who also is into alternative holistic medicine and approaches.