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#1 Tucker

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Posted 03 June 2012 - 01:04 PM

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After suffering from UC since 1977, i appear to be in complete remission after undergoing fecal transplant therapy.

A friend who is a GI doc told me about fecal transplant as a future possible treatment. I researched it for a couple of months and it seemed to be very low risk and fairly affordable.

I found a friend who was willing to donate his stool, had a doctor order labs to test his stool for pathogens, etc. and evaluate the results of the tests. My friend passed the tests.

I then purchased a blender, strainer and enema bulb, stool collector Each morning after passing a stool my friend called me and i picked up the package and added some distilled water to the poop and blended it, strained it and poured it in the enema.

i did this for 10 days. I showed much improvement, but after eating some food that in the past has been challenging for me, i got worse. So i decided to do the full treatment.

the full treatment involves taking antibiotics for 10 days or so, to kill all gut flora. Then on the last day prior to FT, going on a liquid diet and flushing out your bowels with a laxative.

I then did 12 fecal transplants. The antibiotics and flushing out made my bowels irritated and raw. But in a few days i began to improve. I now have one or two fully formed stools per day.
i each what I want and feel completely normal. I am no longer on Remicade, i am phasing out asacol and 6mp. This was 6 weeks ago.

I want to spread the word that this treatment works for a very high percentage of folks who try it. 75% or more.

you do not necessarily need a doctor, what you need is clean stool. Some people have been cured without the antibiotics.

if you are uncomfortable doing this on your own, or do not have access to a stool donor, there is a doctor in portland oregon Dr Mark Davis that can assist you.

Tucker


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#2 sweetone167

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Posted 17 June 2012 - 11:11 PM

Do they know how or why it works?

#3 Tucker

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Posted 21 June 2012 - 07:57 PM

Do they know how or why it works?


Not definitively. The theory is that something in the sufferer's gut flora is causing the problem. Exactly what, i do not think they know. Killing off all the flora and replacing it with healthy flora from a screened donor has seemed to work for a pretty high percentage of folks who try it, at least 50% and probably much higher. The risk appears to be minimal. I have heard of a few people developing a fever after Ft. I had zero problems.

#4 Patman75

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 12:09 PM

The treatment is used more for people with C-Diff injections. It is getting more attention for colitis as well. There are do it yourself kits out there if you want to by pass a doctor all together.
Diagnosed with UC November 2004, I felt aweful until I started seeing a Nutritionist (CCN or DACBN) in Febuary 2008.
Started with Candida diet + supplements.
Currently in remisson following SCD and GAPs diet. Antioxidants, Fish oil, multi vit, Colazal 3X2.

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