5 yrs ago I 1st tried it and had some results. After about 2 yrs it just stopped the little help I was getting. Over this 31 yrs I have been on practically everything for Crohnss and a lor of off label meds with minimal results. 4 bowel resections and many hospitalizations later I am still looking for relief. Can any one w/ Crohns who has used the Pen tell me how it worked for you? My doc wants me to try again b/c we are basically at the end of the line. All advice welcome, thanks, Chelle
I have done some research and if you have not approached more natural treatments, which BTW I believe you must have... well if you have not this is what I have come up with:
Although yogurt is one of the most common sources of probiotics, many people with Crohn’s disease are sensitive to dairy products. Other foods that contain probiotics include:
Prebiotics are food for probiotics and for intestinal bacteria. Adding prebiotics to your diet might improve the function of your normal intestinal bacteria. Using prebiotics along with probiotics might make the probiotics more effective.
Prebiotics are nondigestible carbohydrates found in things like:
Fish oil has long been used to promote cholesterol health, but its also been suggested that it has benefits for those with Crohn’s too. Omega-3 fatty acids, found in fish oil, may have anti-inflammatory properties and may help reduce Crohn’s symptoms.
Acupuncture, it’s believed that this stimulates your brain to release endorphins. Endorphins are chemicals that block pain. They may also strengthen your immune system and help fight infection.
There are some herbal and botanical treatments that may help ease the symptoms of Crohn’s disease. These include:
aloe vera juice
slippery elm bark
Obviously you must discuss the above mentioned "treatments" with your Dr. if you decide to try one, some or all... but again, as I have said, speak to your Dr. first.
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