- With Christmas coming and going so quickly suddenly I had no medicine left and then the pharmacy wouldn't open until Monday January 4th so I had to go into the hospital pharmacy on New Years Eve.
- I read on the internet that the medicine takes 2 weeks to take effect. So the improvement was slow and different to tell, but now I've taken it 4 weeks I think my bleeding is less than when I got back from Poland. I also cut fibre and increased soluble fibre through eating white rice daily. So the improvement is due to 3 things the medicine, removing insoluble fibre from my diet and time.
I am not 100% normal, but the headaches and tiredness are almost nothing.
- So it seems now that my illness is very like that of Steve Redgrave (the guy who won 5 olympic gold medals in a row). He got a stomach infection like salmonella which persisited for months until his stomach was bleeding colitis. I started with a stomach infection in July in the Ukraine 8 weeks later I got bleeding stomach ulcers, a week later back in the UK the ulcers seemed to vary, but get worse over time. For me it seemed cos the first doctors told me to eat more fibre like I normally do so this irritated the bleeding ulcers more then cos diagnosis took so long the ulcers got worse, then the colonoscopy made the ulcers worse. 11 weeks after arriving the UK I started to take the enemas and got rid of tough fibre and increased the easier fibre like soluble fibre i.e. white rice, now its another 5 weeks later the ulcers have slowly started to heal.
- They didn't tell me there are 2 types of fibre : soluble fibre the fruit body which is OK, and insoluble fibre like the outer skin and seeds which are not easily digestible and irritate the ulcers.
-Maybe in a couple of weeks I will back to normal BUT maybe my illness is really chronic and will continue to have flare-ups throughout the rest of my life.
- According to Naked Scientists : Polysaccharide good for intestines
Slow digestion of glucose and cos increase viscocity in lower intestines they help ferment beneficial fatty acids. Also they are thought to be good for good bacteria.
- Good explanation from a female gastroenterologist on ABC Radio National - Health Report hrt_20091026_0851.mp3 get link and text ?
- it is strongly suggested IBD is due to the immune system overreacting , because when pregnant womens symptoms go way down and in pregnancy the immune system is turned down.