Suggestions For Friend With Ulcerative Colitis
I have a friend that was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis via colonoscopy. After the diagnosis he started following John's recommendations in the gut book, and has been on a strict GAPS diet with the recommended supplements in the book.
It's been almost two months and he's seen little improvement as far as symptoms are concerned. During the original testing the doctor said his iron levels were fine based on his blood counts, even though he had continual bleeding.
Recently he's been experiencing muscle soreness / weakness and shoulder pain. A few days ago he had thyroid tests done which included iron and vitamin D.
Vitamin D - 24 mg/mL
Serum Ferritin 5 ng/mL (range 30 - 400)
Obviously his Serum Ferritin is extremely low, after receiving those results he started - http://www.amazon.com/MegaFood-Blood-Builder-Tablets-Count/dp/B000F4ZRCC/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1414709834&sr=8-1&keywords=Blood+builder
Recently his symptoms have worsened, being light headed, muscle pain and weakness, being tired, and today he said he was seeing spots.
Need suggestions on what he should do about the most recent symptoms, and why did they get worse after he started taking the iron supplement? A lot of his muscle symptoms seem to be from anemia, what should he do to improve that asap?
Also, any idea why the UC hasn't improved after two months?