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Alternative treatments

Alternative and Miscellaneous treatments

Sometimes patients may feel that conventional treatments carry too many risks, or some patients may find that there does not seem to be a conventional treatment that works for them. The people may turn to 'alternative' treatments. These treatments may be approved by the FDA for the treatment of other diseases, they may be in the experimental or clinical trial stage, or they may be marketed for other purposes and there are no plans to seek FDA approval.

As always, caution must be exercised when deciding to embark on a new course of treatment, but more so when looking at untested treatments or new treatments, as there may be long term side effects which have not yet come to light.

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10-21-2010, 02:03 PM   #1
Domsmom
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Have you tried any alternative treatments?
10-21-2010, 04:11 PM   #2
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I haven't tried any alternative treatments myself, no. My Crohn's appears to be responding well to conventional treatments without too many side effects.
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12-12-2010, 11:14 AM   #3
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I take vitamin b complex and drink two ensures a day. as long as i do that every day i feel fine. But if i get off for a day or two I gradually get sick and then it lasts for like a month.
12-12-2010, 01:48 PM   #4
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I have tried Aloe, my GI had a fit said it causes D. I have done chamomile, Boswilla, Lavender, Probiotics, diets with ranging success then a flare would hit and I would be back where I started. I have done more herbal therapies, but I would have to look up what all it was now. Its been awhile.
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12-12-2010, 03:19 PM   #5
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Im a fan of sct, hookworms, and LDN. I think they are all great additions to our defense against crohn's. I will be using worms as a preventative action in the near future post stem cell transplant.
12-12-2010, 08:18 PM   #6
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QUOTE I have tried Aloe, my GI had a fit said it causes D.

Nica - if you take any form of aloe gel it will have Aloin in it which is the natural irritants in the plant which will give you GI cramping & the dreaded D.

The only part of the plant which has healing properties is the
mucopollysaccharides which have to be extracted from the plant under a freeze dried process.

I have had life changing success with Serovera AMP after battling crohn's for 21 years.
Please read my post (21 years of crohns) for my full story & how i learnt about the mucopollysaccharides in the aloe plant.
It changed my life.

e13 boy Serovera AMP Loperamide(due to short bowel)
12-21-2010, 06:29 PM   #7
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Amp-Floracel, the most potent form of aloe available. It has been a miracle drug, the only thing that improvedmy health after enduring 6 months locked in a hospital, 4 resections, 3 pulmonary embolisms, bleeding out, ileostomy, heart irregularities...etc. I endured beind admitted every 4/6 wks for 3 years afterwards. Then i found the Amp-floracel.
I encourage anyone curious for a natural, easy, product that can do some great things!
Coconut oils, fish oils as well.
12-22-2010, 08:09 AM   #8
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Jeeknee - pleased you are having success.

We both use AMP - just buy from different companies that produce it.
I've no sales agenda - but after battling CD for 21 years i only want to tell other CD patients how i had life changing success with a natural product which no Dr was ever going to tell me about.

e13 boy Serovera AMP Loperamide(due to short bowel)
01-03-2011, 08:25 PM   #9
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Mr. Ziggy,

How is the stem cell treatment going? Where do you live? I am in the U.S. and I am interested in the treatment!!!!
01-04-2011, 01:40 AM   #10
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I was thinking of applying for a cannibus card for Marijuana treatment. Has anybody had experiences with it?
01-04-2011, 02:57 AM   #11
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There are people on here who have tried it. However due to the fact that cannibis is illegal in many countries, we prefer to keep discussions to the password protected area of the forum. This prevents minors from being able to access the discussions. To get the password, you need to be an active member for a month, and have 50+ posts. So come and introduce yourself in the 'your story' section, have a look around the forum, and you will soon be able to get an answer to your question!
01-05-2011, 06:09 AM   #12
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can you send me the password please?

There are people on here who have tried it. However due to the fact that cannibis is illegal in many countries, we prefer to keep discussions to the password protected area of the forum. This prevents minors from being able to access the discussions. To get the password, you need to be an active member for a month, and have 50+ posts. So come and introduce yourself in the 'your story' section, have a look around the forum, and you will soon be able to get an answer to your question!
01-05-2011, 08:09 AM   #13
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You need to PM one of the moderators (dingbat or Nancy Lee).
01-07-2011, 02:40 PM   #14
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Im a fan of sct, hookworms, and LDN. I think they are all great additions to our defense against crohn's. I will be using worms as a preventative action in the near future post stem cell transplant.
Seriously Zig? I thought your crohns was gone? Really...Sue
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