Support needed. I need to focus. Is the SCD not for me?

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   Posted 4/30/2008 3:26 PM (GMT -6)   
So today I started the SCD and have had the worst D in my life. It is so painful. Watery stools all day long.
What can I use to bulk up my stool? Are antidireaheal okay. Im assuming the huge change from loose stool to watery stool is because I have removed fiber from my diet except for cooked fruits and veggies which are still hard on me. Should I stick with 100% steak and chicken? and leave the fruits and veggies out until I heal?
What to do?!?!?

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   Posted 4/30/2008 4:31 PM (GMT -6)   
I tried one the other day. made me worse! Try eating 1 mango a day. Eat a mango is my cure for everything at the momment.


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   Posted 4/30/2008 5:16 PM (GMT -6)   
I am far from any sort of knowledge bank about the SCD as I didn't have the stamina to stay more than a couple days. But there are a few on here who will have info for you. There is also a yahoo group for the diet.

I think there is something about change in stool for the first few days as the body adjusts. Hang in there and hopefully someone will come along with real info for you!
--39 year old female, dx as UC in '04 (1st symptoms in '03), switched to Crohn's in '05, 1 fistula, crohn's colitis, limited to large intestine
--rejected (reaction/didn't work): Asacol, AZA, 6-MP, MTX, Remicade, Humira, prednisone
--stuck on methylprednisolone, tried Prochymal in Phase III study (can't wait til it's approved!)
--started Tysabri 3/21/08
--single mom to 10-year-old girl

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   Posted 4/30/2008 5:59 PM (GMT -6)   
it could be a detox where you have to tough it out for a few days as your body adjusts to eating this way. so you may have to tough this out and see what happens...
Crazy Harry

Crohn's since 1993 (17 yrs old then)
surgery in July '05 - removal of 2 inches at ileum and 8 inches of sigmoid colon (had fistula into bladder)
Nov '05 developed colonic inertia; July '06 told i needed ostomy surgery
began maker's diet in August '06 - now feeling the best ever with no symptoms of colonic inertia and i kept my colon
med free as of 10/31/07

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