A beautiful story of a woman who suffered like many do with ulcerative colitis. She tells of her journey from the emergency room to doctors who put her on pharmaceutical meds who did nothing to help her. She finally discovered what did work, black seed tea and lemon water. Read this story and see why you too should be taking the miracle seed in your diet.
Woman's Article Begins
I will start with how it all began and then explain how I have come to heal my colitis.
Over a year ago I was having constipation and was not fully emptying when I used the bathroom. That was when I decided to go to the doctor. I got a colonoscopy done and was diagnosed with Ulcerative Proctitis, for approximately 30% of all patients with ulcerative colitis, the illness begins as ulcerative proctitis. In this form of the disease, bowel inflammation is limited to the rectum. Because of its limited extent (usually less than the six inches of the rectum), ulcerative proctitis tends to be a milder form of ulcerative colitis.
My doctor prescribed me Canasa and said that I would have to take this forever. I did not like the idea of taking meds my whole life and asked her a few questions. I wanted to know if I can naturally cure colitis, she brushed me off and didn’t seem like she was concerned or interested in listening to me. I did not have great insurance and the Canasa cost me a lot. I tried the Canasa and did not feel any different than before, I actually started to become more constipated. With the pain becoming worse I decided to stop taking Canasa. I forgot to mention that I am a student attending University and was going through finals and did not take responsibility to actually go back to my doctor to try something else. I also did not want to go back because my doctor did not seem concerned and she made me feel uncomfortable.
I went on youtube and saw some people with colitis went gluten free and that it healed their colitis. So I tried it, and nothing really happened. I then traveled to Europe and completely ignored the gluten free diet (mostly because it made no difference to my colitis). I ate anything and everything completely ignoring my colitis issue (I blame this on my doctor, she did not inform me of the issues that may arise if I was not careful, again my doctor was careless and ignored me). I stayed in Europe for 6 weeks, and towards the end of my trip I started to notice that I was having mucus in my stool. I stopped at Istanbul for 5 days before leaving Europe and something that I ate gave me traveler’s disease. When I arrived to America I was going through diarrhea. Eventually it stopped about 10 days later, but then I started to notice that I was starting to bleed. Again I totally ignored it and thought that if I change my diet it will just clear by its self. A few months go by and I noticed that my colitis got worse but I was in the middle of my midterms and did not have time to take off (was taking 6 classes, 19 credits).
Right before my finals I started to feel extreme pain in my stomach. By pain I mean extreme pain. It came in waves, every 15 to 30 minutes throughout the day. I had never experienced this type of pain before. I did not know what to do. I wanted to go to the emergency room but I did not want to stay in the hospital while my finals were the following week. I stuck with the pain and studied and finished my papers. After 6 days of the pain it finally stops, probably because I stopped eating. But as soon as it stopped, I then started to have extreme diarrhea. I was using the bathroom 20 times a day, and I was also bleeding like crazy. It was difficult taking the finals with my condition, but was too ashamed to tell my professor about my situation. Finals week was over and I still had extreme diarrhea. I decided to leave an appointment, but I had to wait about a 3 weeks to see my doctor (students’ insurance sux).
While waiting my situation only got worse. Everyone around me encouraged me to go to the emergency room but I did not want to go. Eventually I got so dehydrated and fatigued that I was nearly fainting. I went through a total of 3 weeks of diarrhea until I was rushed to the emergency room. I was anemic, dehydrated and had lost nearly 15 pounds. I had to get another colonoscopy and was told that I had Pan-ulcerative (total) Colitis. This affects the entire colon. Symptoms include diarrhea, severe abdominal pain, cramps, and extensive weight loss. Potentially serious complications include massive bleeding and acute dilation of the colon (toxic megacolon), which may lead to an opening in the bowel wall. Serious complications may require surgery.
My gastroenterologist in the emergency room was wonderful, he asked me why I did not take this serious and I told him because my previous doctor showed no concern and I thought it was not that serious because of the way they behaved. He encouraged me to switch my gastroenterologist, and I did, I switched to his office. They have answered all of my concerns and have encouraged me to try natural remedies and herbs.
My Healing Process
I was released after 5 days, I was on prednisone and masalamine. I was also taking iron pills and 50,000 units of vitamin D. 2 weeks past and I was still having blood and diarrhea. I did not understand why I was still having bleeding, and my doctor said it was because the entire colon was inflamed and it would take a while for it to heal and stop bleeding.
It was only 3 weeks after the ER visit ,I started to do research to find out how I can naturally heal my colitis. I started to record everything I ate to see what foods made my colitis worse. I noticed that every time I had dairy products my colitis got worse. I would be up all night with diarrhea. I read online that Chinese medicine encourages stopping dairy products with colitis patients. I stopped the dairy and I started to feel much better immediately my stool had gotten more formed but I still had bloody and mucus stools.
It was 5 weeks after the ER visit and I was finally off prednisone (I was slowly tapered off). Although I was still on mesalamine my stool was becoming formed but they were slim and short pieces and mucus with blood still existed.
About a week later I went to do acupuncture. I did a session and asked the doctor if there are natural herbs that can stop my colitis. He recommended that I try black seed (Nigella Sativa) and that it cures many diseases, and that in other parts of the world it is known to cure every disease/illness but death. I took a bottle of the finely ground black seed and black seed oil. I took a table spoon of the black seed oil and it smell was so strong that I was having a hard time taking it. I only took it twice.
Two weeks passed and no change in my stool. I then started to notice pain on my upper left stomach. My doctor said it was not the colon because it was not located there. The pain lasted for 3 days until I saw my doctor. Right before I went to my doctor I made some tea (my mother encouraged me to have tea because it is good for the stomach), and added raw organic honey, half of a fresh squeezed lemon and a table spoon of ground black seed. The lemon flavor was overpowering the black seed and I was able to take it with no problem. By the time I got to my doctor’s office my pain stopped. My doctor said we will leave it alone and if the pain starts again we will take a look at it. After I left the office a few hours later the pain started again, I figured I will call my doctor in the morning since the office was closed. I made the same tea again the next morning and within 10 minutes the pain stopped again, I then realized that when I took the tea it stopped my pain. A few hours later the pain started again and I drank tea again and it stopped the pain. I started to take the black seed tea 3-4 times a day, I then started to take the ground black seed with juices and lemon water . I told my doctor and she said if I feel that it is helping that I should continue to take it.
3 days after starting the black seed tea I noticed a huge improvement with my bowels. My bowels became average size, average color, and the bleeding and mucus stopped. It has been 3 weeks and I feel as though I am back to normal. I have never felt better.
** Please keep in mind that I have been off of dairy products and have been and am currently still on mesalamine pills (Apriso 4 tablets daily). I plan on getting off of mesalamine in the future to see if the black seed has cured my colitis.
***It has only been 2 ½ months since I’ve been out of the ER, and my doctor was impressed at the speed of recovery. I encourage trying this if you cannot find anything else that works.
Again what I did was:
1. Stop any and all dairy products
2. Have a tablespoon of black seed 2-3 times daily
3. Have tea 2 times a day with lemon and organic raw honey
4. Make sure your vitamins are at recommended levels.
5. Make sure to have 3-4 bottles of water a day. ****
Note: If you take the oil then take 1 tablespoon of the oil once a day. The best oil to buy is Panaseeda Black Cumin Oil.
***According to Chinese medicine, milk and dairy products are “moist” products, and the colon needs dry foots and must avoid foods that may cause the colon to be moist.***
*** Black seed oil is known as the cure for all diseases. Black cumin seed oil and its components exert powerful effects that can slow colonic inflammation. Lab studies reveal that pre-treating animals with thymoquinone as extracted from black cumin seed oil completely prevents experimentally-induced colitis. Check the study here….