kelliej, welcome! My son was diagnosed shortly after his 15th birthday. He was put on prednisone for 8 weeks, which he hated--like everyone does. He was also put on Asacol at the time and continued it for a little over a year. We started the diet in Sept. of '07 and in June of '08 his doctor told us to discontinue the Asacol.
Osprey knows his stuff and explained the diet well! Also, if you choose to try the diet, it may be helpful to know there are many Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD) compliant cook books available at your local book store or online. They are fabulous and make the transition less daunting!
My son is so happy to be able to take control of this through diet that he has never looked back. He only complained the first few days of the diet and now occasionally reminisces about
his old favorite foods which he no longer eats. He soooooo doesn't *ever* want to experience prednisone again that he's happy to comply with his diet. Thankfully it is working for him!
Mom to 16 year old son diagnosed in June, 2007.
Omega 3s, digestive enzymes, probiotics, vit. C, calcium w/D3, a good multivitamin and SCD legal yogurt
Started The Maker's Diet in Sept. '07. Gradually learning/using more Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD) recipes, too! (cooking challenged)