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help with natural remedies for collagenous colitis please!!!!

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • October 19, 2006
  • 07:28 AM

First time user of this site so I hope I am doing it all correctly. My mother has Coeliacs Disease and Collagenous Colitis. She suffers dreadfully with the Colitis and despite taking the required medication it really does not improve. When she gets the diarrhea it leaves her body with such force she actually goes into shock or almost passes out. Sometimes she is up during the night every 2 hours or so!!! Surely there must be something natural one can try to reduce these adverse symptoms and make life more comfortable. She is 70 years old but very fit and active despite her problems. It is making her uncomfortable about going out socially as she has no idea when she is suddenly going to have diarrhea. Please help!!

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  • First time user of this site so I hope I am doing it all correctly. My mother has Coeliacs Disease and Collagenous Colitis. She suffers dreadfully with the Colitis and despite taking the required medication it really does not improve. When she gets the diarrhea it leaves her body with such force she actually goes into shock or almost passes out. Sometimes she is up during the night every 2 hours or so!!! Surely there must be something natural one can try to reduce these adverse symptoms and make life more comfortable. She is 70 years old but very fit and active despite her problems. It is making her uncomfortable about going out socially as she has no idea when she is suddenly going to have diarrhea. Please help!!She should really have a colonoscopy. The Gastro. doctor should take a small tissue biopsy to diagnose this properly. He will proscribe medication that will help or cure this. A lot of time this clears up naturally. Considering your mother's age, she might have to take meds. for the rest of her life, but careful monitoring by her doctor will help with this.If she has had a colonoscopy already, she might try other things. What works for me is pectin in a slightly acid drink base. Has she tried diclofanate? This is a difficult disease and most doctors do not know about it. It can ruin your life, and destroy your rectal muscles. If you have insurance look for a Gastroenterologist who is knowledgable about it. Good luck.
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  • i'm 34 and have had mesenteric lymphadenitis for 4 months and have just started to feel better. I know kids normally get it but it took ages for my gastro specalist to give me a diagnoses. Have had ultra sounds, blood tests, CT scan, Key hole surgery, endoscopy appendix removed and antobiotics. The stomach pain was dreadful and no one at the hospital would take me seriously. I'm hopeing im over the worst and all i can see is get a good gastro doctor and work out what your body is happiest eating.
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  • i'm 34 and have had mesenteric lymphadenitis for 4 months and have just started to feel better. I know kids normally get it but it took ages for my gastro specalist to give me a diagnoses. Have had ultra sounds, blood tests, CT scan, Key hole surgery, endoscopy appendix removed and antobiotics. The stomach pain was dreadful and no one at the hospital would take me seriously. I'm hopeing im over the worst and all i can see is get a good gastro doctor and work out what your body is happiest eating.I think it is important for you to not stuck there and god for some other doctor for better advice who will take your problem seriously. Sometime it happens that after having a CT Scan we didnt get the exact result of our problem that is why we always keep the second option that will be helpful.Thanks
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  • I have collagenous colitis too. The best remedy for this AND the celiacs is the Specific Carbohydrate Diet. It takes some planning, and some baking ahead- but it really is a life saver. Get the book by Elaine Gotchell called 'Breaking the Vicious Cycle'. You can look up the diet online too. There are recipes for bread, cookies, cakes, salad dressings, main dishes, etc. In the meantime- to slow things down, have your mom stick to a plain homemade chicken broth, and bananas. The broth needs to be homemade, as canned has additives that are not listed that cause problems. The bananas should have some brown spots as this signals that the harder to digest carbohydrates have been converted into easier to digest natural sugars.Get the book. Check online. It works! Best of luck.
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  • I have collagenous colitis too. The best remedy for this AND the celiacs is the Specific Carbohydrate Diet. It takes some planning, and some baking ahead- but it really is a life saver. Get the book by Elaine Gotchell called 'Breaking the Vicious Cycle'. You can look up the diet online too. There are recipes for bread, cookies, cakes, salad dressings, main dishes, etc. In the meantime- to slow things down, have your mom stick to a plain homemade chicken broth, and bananas. The broth needs to be homemade, as canned has additives that are not listed that cause problems. The bananas should have some brown spots as this signals that the harder to digest carbohydrates have been converted into easier to digest natural sugars.Get the book. Check online. It works! Best of luck.The diet and food that you suggested here are actually requires to be taken onto consideration as, people when eat forgets what that will get through this whether it is will good for their health or not.It is very important for us to know the proper and balance diet and should avoid all that fatty and preservatives that may harm us later.Thankshttp://www.liferaftgroup.org/gist.html
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