Nope, I do not really have problems with food... I can tolerate pretty much everything.
In fact I am a fat girl with Chrons! :)
I just uncontrollable HORRIBLE pain from time to time... But I must have a weird case of Chrons... Cause I can eat whatever I want.
Emom, I think with those of us who are fat crohnies SCD does not work as well. In fact I have always wondered if this was some sort of subset within the crohns disease dx.
Like we are type "three" of crohns disease like there are 34 different kinds of lung cancer.
When I had an active Crohns, it gave me pain. Because my Crohns is in the distal jejunum, it's in the intestines but a bit before we come to terminal ileum (which often leads to pain and diarrhea).
Even if I only have pain, (which is due to a narrowing in that part mentioned), the inflammation is still there, and if I stop using medication, the inflammation could increase and give me more narrowed intestines, which often leads to surgery.
I don't use any typical Crohns medications, because my doctor won't let me, because I have another serious disease diagnose, which may be worse if I use medicines that suppresses my immune system.
If you find you're better off using no medication, consider a diet without sugar, starches and carbs. Because the inflammation is still there and is doing serious damage to your intestines even if you only have pain as the only symptoms. If you decide to find out more about any kind of nutrition/diet to avoid that your intestines will get worse, why not ask people in here for this, they know a lot and are doing these diets so they have a lot of experience.
Post Edited (BeeSting) : 12/6/2008 1:01:55 PM (GMT-7)