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Tired of having colitis

I am 21 yrs old and have had ulcerative colitis for the past 10 yrs. I am currently taking lialda 2 capsules twice a day. I basically stopped taking the lialda because it made me feel worse than I already was. My question is is there a reason why the lialda makes me have pain in my gut. Are there any other new meds out there of UC? Are there any new surgeries to cure UC?
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Which part of the colon was affected by UC?
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The lower part of the colon is affected. I have mild to moderate UC.I have had this pain every time I take LIalda. I had my last colonoscopy in Jan. 2011.
This Yog pranayam will help to bring the Ulcerative colitis under control gradually(6 to 9 months).
You need to help your body to build up your immune system.The breathing exercises – pranayam, is a holistic approach creating extra oxygen supply in the body and will slowly help with the health problem.Do the pranayam to see the benefits.Build up your timing slowly.Eat pommegranate fruit, drink warm water and avoid cold drinks and sweets.Do the kapalbhati gently.

Bhastrika - Take a long deep breath into the lungs(chest not tummy) via the nose and then completely breathe out through the nose.Duration upto 5 minutes.

Kapalbhati -(Do it before eating) Push air forcefully out through the nose about once per second. Stomach will itself go in(contract in). The breathing in(through the nose) will happen automatically. Establish a rhythm and do for 20 to 30 minutes twice a day. Not for pregnant women. Seriously ill people do it very gently.

Anulom Vilom - Close your right nostril with thumb and deep breath-in through left nostril  
then – close left nostril with two fingers and breath-out through right nostril  
then -keeping the left nostril closed  deep breath-in through right nostril
then - close your right nostril with thumb and breath-out through left nostril.
This is one cycle of anulom vilom.
Repeat this cycle for 20 to 30  minutes twice a day.
You can do this before breakfast/lunch/dinner or before bedtime or in bed.Remember to take deep long breaths into the lungs.You can do this while sitting on floor or chair or lying in bed.

Bhramri Pranayam -Close eyes. Close ears with thumb, index finger on forehead, and rest three fingers on base of nose touching eyes. Breathe in through nose. And now breathe out through nose while humming like a bee.
Duration : 5 to 10 times

Press the calf muscles(between knees and ankle) on both legs for about two minutes.
Drink pommegranate juice.

Only by doing you will benefit and will feel good that you can do something to help the body.Copy and print this to master the technique.This is  simplified pranayam for everyone and you do not have to go to classes to learn. This is for life unlike short term classes where you do it in the class then stop when classes are over.  The pranayam should be continued once a day at the minimum timing(about 45 minutes total) for rest of life to stay in remission.
May 22, 2011
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