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    UC Flare up foods...
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    runrsue posted:
    I was hospitalized for an acute attack of UC 15 years ago. Surgery was suggested bu tfortunately I was able to avoid that. I did some research on line and found that in the UK, many people with UC were using peppermint oil tablets and tea in place of drug therapies.
    I decided to try it. I took two tablets with each meal and at bedtime. Can't remember the strength of the tablets as it was 15 years ago and I haven't needed to do it again!
    I ate a restricted bland diet for approximately 2 weeks which included oatmeal EVERY morning and no fried foods, beets, gravy, caffeine, nuts, alcohol, or vegetables. I did eat poached chicken for protein. This calmed my GI system down enough to start slowly adding more "normal" foods.
    I just had a colonoscopy done and the doc said that my GI tract was in excellent health and that I did not have to do another test for 10 years! So I am either in the longest remission ever or cured! Well...not cured....I still have indications when I know I have to modify my diet for a week or so to relax my GI tract and I do my old diet as prescribed above. But I catch it before it becomes a real problem. Anyway, works for me and I don't need any drugs!
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    arbob5 responded:
    That is wonderful. It seems to me that a year or so ago, someone else posted on this site about peppermint oil tablets. I recall that because I started to search the web so I could purchase some. I don't know why I didn't, but I think it definitely sounds very interesting and promising for so many with UC. I think my first thought was it would certainly be worth a try.

    I have since gone into remission, but I will start my search again. I know these tablets are out there somewhere!
     
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    arbob5 responded:
    There are many places to purchase peppermint oil capsules. Amazon.com for one and Swansonvitamins.com for another. Many others too. FYI


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