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For patients or caregivers please include the following information along with your post or comment.
How long have you or the patient had illness? What happened immediately before the illness symptoms first became obvious or were formally diagnosed? How severe have the symptoms been? Have there been any long periods of time with a remission of symptoms?
What types of treatment approaches have you attempted and for how long? For example
- Aminosalicylates like Asacol, Apriso, Lialda, suppositories, enemas.
- Steroids, (Prednisone tablets or enemas),
- Immunomodulators (Cyclosporine, 6MP, etc.)
- Biologic drugs (Remicade, Humira, etc.),
- Antibiotics (Cipro, Vancomycin, Flagyl, others)
- Probiotics (VSL #3, etc.)
- Anti-spasmodic (Loperamide (over-the-counter Immodium, Peppermint oil capsule, prescription anti-spasmodic drugs,
- Psychoactive (prescription anti-anxiety or anti-depressant drugs and/or supplements available without a prescription)
- Diets (low fiber/residue, GAPS, Specific Cabohydrate Diet (SCD),
- Nutritional or herbal supplements (L-Glutamine, fiber, fish oil, olive oil, etc.)
Have you ever smoked (tobacco) cigarettes on a regular basis?
Have you often and / or how many times were you treated with antibiotics in your life? Was it very often or infrequent?
How did you find out fecal transplants? Have you tried fecal transplants before? If yes many did you do over what period of time and what were your results? Did you try other treatment approaches at the same time (drugs, diets, supplements) at the same time to help treat symptoms and facilitate the process?