Now cured of inflammatory bowel disease
8 Apr 2008
On the occasion of my son Norman's birthday today, I'd like to announce to you that it is not only Norman who is doing well in our family. It seems clear that I've been cured of inflammatory bowel disease once and for all. Since late November, I've had no trace of the bowel disturbances that had persisted in me for at least ten years. With Norman's help and the right doctor, I started on the protocol(slowly at first)in February of 2007, after a year and a half of visits to a gastroenterologist who had diagnosed my rectal bleeding as Crohn's disease (later diagnosed as ulcerative colitis by another gastroenterologist). The gastroenterologists had upped my dosage of Asacol to 8 400 mg pills a day, warning that cutting back on this medication would cause a relapse. The severity of my symptoms seemed to track the timing of my metronidazole pulses through to November, while also responding to the Asacol. Over the past two months, I've been free of Asacol, having slowly decreased the dosage over the late winter months. The change has been so remarkable, especially given the lack of Asacol, that I'm now confident that there is in fact a real cure. I wish to thank not only Norman, but also all of you at cpnhelp for your warm support and good information. Best, Sue Yarvin diagnosed with ulcerative colitis 11/05, taking minocycline 100 mg twice a day, azithromycin 250 mg MWF, NAC 2400 mg a day, pulses of metronidazole 500 mg usually a month or so apart.