I was recently diagnosed with LYMPHOCYTIC COLITIS. Pepto Bismol worked fairly well, but I've read its effectiveness lessens with time. I have received much relief from coconut and virgin coconut oil. I buy unsweetened coconut chips and the oil and eat about two or three tablespoons coconut each day, use the oil on oatmeal and other foods. It relieves cramping, stomach pain and watery diarrhea.
I am on codiene sulfate and take chloestyramine for collagenous. Now the doctor also has just put me on alendronate, folic acid, and methotrexate for arthritis. Also just had colonoscopy and they removed a polyp that was precancerous. Is it really safe to take all these every week? so worried but I know they are tired of me doubting them at times.
Diagnosed with collagenous colitis after an allergic reaction. Found that juicing veggies and adding a psyllium (bulking agent), slippery elm, probiotics, cats claw, turmeric to the mix....drinking it once a day first thing in the morning really helped me to reduce medications. Eating only starchy foods like potatoes and rice with fish for dinner.
Some recent research suggests that this autoimmune disease can be cured with stem cell transplant. Some other experimental research into the "repoopulate" pill.
Any thoughts about a natural cure for Lymphocytic Colitis? Right now I'm on three prescription drugs for it and would like to learn about a more natural cure.
Thanks in advance for your help!
For my collagenous colitis, I have been given Entocort CR 3mg. It has helped tremendously!! I've been on it for 15yrs. w/no problems. I started taking Mexican (wild) Yam Root for my menopause (hot flashes/night sweats) and to my amazement it also helps with the inflammation of my colon (as long as I don't run out). I buy it at Swanson's cuz it's cheaper & I know it worx for me. The meds are so expensive!! I ran out of yam & suffered tremendously. After spending over $800 for 2 months work of meds I also got back on track w/Wild Yam Root and am feeling sooo much better. No meds after 2 months but will NEVER run outta yam again. I also suffer from Celiac Disease but diet takes care of that. I can even eat oatmeal cookies w/o any effects. Don't know if it's the yam or not but just nice to know I can have a little once in a while! Hope this helps someone else!