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Post Edited (LMills) : 4/28/2009 4:54:42 PM (GMT-6)
So many unanswered questions from you, JP. You're a new member so why don't you tell a little bit about yourself and your experience with YOUR Crohn's Disease instead of starting off by BARKING your opinion. Don't get me wrong - opinions are VERY welcome here so long as they are given in a kind, nonaccusatory manner.
1) You were diagnosed "about" a year ago, you say? So.....how long have you been on the SCD? It doesn't sound like you've had enough time to be on the SCD "strictly" for over a year to know if it's had any PERMANENT affect on you...correct me if I'm wrong. What has been your experience (within the past year) with the SCD?
2) When did you stop taking the Asacol? You said you went into remission for a while when you were taking the Asacol. How long is "a while" and should we infer from that comment you are currently NOT in remission?
3) Are you currently on any kind of prescription medications?
4) What kinds of Crohn's symptoms have you HAD or currently HAVE?
5) Would you say you have a mild, moderate or severe case of Crohn's Disease?
As a new member interested in the SCD, you might also be interested to know that the SCD has been a topic of discussion on this board for MANY years. And there are veteran members on this board who have stuck to the SCD STRICTLY for years but still had to have surgery because of the severity of their disease. There are also people who swear by the SCD saying it has cured them.
We've also discussed many times on this board the "all organic/homeopathic" remedies for Crohn's. There's a guy on this board who was a bit like you...came in here all cocky, thinking he knew everything about Crohn's during the first couple of months after his diagnosis. He was heck-bent on not listening to his doctor. He refused the maintenance prescription drug. Instead, he went off on his own and started cooking his own meals; everything organic and was on the SCD for a couple of years. He even posted some of his recipes for us to try. He was pumped up about how good he was feeling. Then one day, out of the blue, he got extremely sick, was rushed to the ER and had emergency surgery, removing part of his intestines where there was a massive blockage from a stricture due to the scarring from inflammation that had not been under control during the years he was on the SCD. He has SINCE said he wished he'd listened to his doctor and taken the maintenance drug for the inflammation. He's convinced now that if he had taken it, he probably wouldn't have had to have surgery...at least as soon as he did.
JP, I think as a newbie to this board and to the world of Crohn's Disease you have a WHOLE BUNCH of stuff to learn about this illness and how it affects different people. But I believe we can learn from you, too. So please...do tell us more about YOUR CROHN'S DISEASE, how long you've been on the SCD and what all you've been eating to stay feeling so good...I'm assuming you're feeling good...
Post Edited (aoccc) : 4/28/2009 9:00:14 PM (GMT-6)
Post Edited (spookyhurst) : 4/28/2009 11:57:48 PM (GMT-6)