Here's a link to the Mayo Clinic page on the C.difficile bacteria, which is an infection passed in feces and spread in food, surfaces, etc. People with IBD are at a greater risk of getting sick from contact with C.diff. It is most likely to be contracted in a hospital.www.mayoclinic.com/health/c-difficile/DS00736
SCD is the Specific Carbohydrate Diet, which several people in this forum follow. It is one of many diets for Crohnies -- some tolerate it very well, some cannot tolerate it. SCD was popularized by Elaine Gottschall in the book Breaking the Vicious Cycle. If you check out the resources page, you can find out more information about
various diet options for Crohnies.
29f, PhD student, diagnosed with Crohn's ileocolitis in 2/06.
During the summer of 2006, I completed the Adacolumn Apheresis clinical trial, which helped me enjoy 2+ years of remission and more than one year med-free. During spring and summer of 2009 the symptoms slowly but surely began to return, and now I'm flaring again.
Colonoscopy/endoscopy scheduled for 9/10; barium X-ray scheduled for 9/18
Currently taking: 4g Pentasa, 20mg prednisone, 150mg Trazadone, multivitamin, vitamin D supplement
Post Edited (Vitak) : 9/20/2009 7:52:32 PM (GMT-6)