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Fight for cure

Hi -I am brand new to the forum and have never posted anything like this before so nervous about saying the wrong thing but I wanted to share my story in the hope it may help others.

I was diagnosed with Crohn's aged 12 (now early 40's) and have had 2 bowel resections. I have taken Asacol for many years but started with more frequent flare ups. After 2 courses of steroids in 6 months I was told i would need to start Azathioprine because a colonoscopy showed ulcers and inflammation despite taking the steroids.

I refused the medication (because of the potential side effects) and asked for more time and with the support of my consultant tried alternative therapies.

I did the following:

- Gave up alcohol ( I only had a few drinks at the weekend)
- Started a high quality / dosage Curcumin supplement with pepper and ginger (I bought mine from Amazon). I took these at meal times because fat helps the absorption.
- Took a probiotic (saccharomyces boulardii)
- Started a 20 minute HITT exercise regime (3 times per week)


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Hi and welcome to the forum
Hope your regime continues to work for you...it’s good that your consultantant is working alongside of you
Feel better soon