I was diagnosed with Crohn's in June 2011. After many years of sickness, various inconclusive tests, they finally found what was triggering all my symptoms: Crohn's. They discovered this not through a colonoscopy or endoscopy but a abdominal CT scan. What was found was a 10cm stricture. I was told by my GI last week that there are actually 2 sections of stricture close to one another at the ileum section.
I was told at diagnosis that I needed to take steroids to bring down the inflammation which I did take a dose of 9mg for month one, 6mg in month two and 3mg in month 3. I am not taking any steroids or immunosuppressants now. I ended the steroids in mid september.
I have since early July been following the SCD (Specific Carbohydrate Diet) with probiotic supplementation through 24hr home made yogourt, as well as taking a teaspoon to a tablespoon of fish oil every day. Over the last few weeks I have added other supplements such as ginseng, multi vitamins, vitamin D and calcium, and every few days taking some oregano oil. In the last week I have added B complex vitamins and glutamine to help repair and heal my intestine.
I have been interested to find a way to cure/heal/reverse my stricture and hemmorroids. The hemmoirroids have not been as severe or as constant as in the passed, however do tend to come back here and there. I have done much research and read on DMSO and which brought me to this site.
I am wondering if you could help me out and provide me with clearer instructions as to what I need to do. I think I am on the right path towards recovery (I am feeling better and better as time goes), but I am aware that there is "nothing" I can do about my stricture the way I am currently operating. I do find hope in what DMSO can do for me, I am just unsure as to how to go about starting the whole regimen, and for how long.
I would appreciate your input and help.