In remission but symptomatic...elimination diet?

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mbw1103
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   Posted 5/17/2009 12:01 PM (GMT -7)   

My colonoscopy showed no active disease despite my symptoms and blood work, which suggest otherwise.  I’m confused, frustrated and feel guilty – I should feel better that the Crohn’s is in remission, but I’d be happier if I was in remission and symptom free.  Speaking to my doc afterwards, she was confused too - I have been diagnosed with IBS in addition to Crohn’s, but the last time I knew that Crohn’s was in remission (and therefore that the IBS was the culprit), the pain was on the other side of my stomach and my blood work was more normal.  I do have a handful of other autoimmune diseases, so I guess it’s possible one of those is causing the elevated sed rate.  The doctor took some biopsies, stool cultures and blood … I’ll get the full results this coming Friday, but based on the scope I’m not expecting answers. 

 

At this point I don’t know what else to do, so I’m seriously considering doing an elimination diet, but each website I look at suggests a different list of foods to start with.  Some say lamb, pears and rice only.  Some say to start with more varied proteins, vegetables and starches.  Some say 2 weeks minimum before adding new foods and some say 1 month.  about the only thing they agree on is no gluten containing grains, but I’ve been gluten free for the past 6 years.  Has anyone done an elimination diet?  Any advice on how to start?

 

Thanks in advance,

Melissa


<small> Current Meds: Lialda, Methotrexate, Pamine Forte, Aciphex, Domperidone, Folic Acid, VSL#3, lots of vitamins </small>


Keeper
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   Posted 5/17/2009 3:20 PM (GMT -7)   
You can't look at the Yahoo group on the SCD without registering, so I am pasting a brief message from there:


Just follow the basic elimination diet but with only SCD legal foods. For the first 2 weeks eat only the intro diet, best to keep it to chicken and well cooked vegetables. Keep a journal of your symptoms. When the symptoms subside add one food in every 5 days and continue to journal how you feel. Hopefully you'll find the offending food.

For the SCD legal foods, look at the table about half way down this page: PecanBread{/url]

mbw1103
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   Posted 5/17/2009 3:38 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks Keeper...I have to read some more...if I decide to do this, I'll look for the yahoo scd group and will register.  I was talking about starting the elimination diet over the weekend with my mom.  She had suggested starting with chicken too, but most of the sites I was looking at recommend against including chicken in the first phase.  I can see why chicken would be included (seems easier to digest than other proteins), but do you know why it might be excluded?
 
Thanks,
Melissa
33 - Diagnosed with Crohn's in Nov. '05
Current Meds: Lialda, Methotrexate, Pamine Forte, Aciphex, Domperidone, Folic Acid, VSL#3, lots of vitamins/supplements
Gluten free since Aug. '03


aoccc
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   Posted 5/17/2009 4:14 PM (GMT -7)   
Alot of people create their own elimination diet, as in they go with things that dont piss their system off and avoid the stuff that does. What upsets or triggers one person might not trigger another. If your looking to do something as strict as SCD, pick up Breaking the vicious cycle on ebay or at the library and read that first because just knowing whats legal is useless if you don't know why. That's the SCD bible. Good luck!
SCD since 01, remission since 01, occasional random junk food breaks :)
No meds ever.


mbw1103
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Date Joined Apr 2009
Total Posts : 71
   Posted 5/17/2009 4:44 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks aoccc - I'll look for the book tomorrow.

33 - Diagnosed with Crohn's in Nov. '05
Current Meds: Lialda, Methotrexate, Pamine Forte, Aciphex, Domperidone, Folic Acid, VSL#3, lots of vitamins/supplements
Gluten free since Aug. '03

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