day 1 of SDC diet.

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lucasJ
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   Posted 6/2/2009 8:46 AM (GMT -7)   
ok, here we go.....woke up with d and blood.  right now, stool is unformed and pretty much just liquid i think.  pain in lower left abdomen.  I am still taking 15 mg of pred and lialda.  I had 4 hard boiled eggs for breakfast, which i love eggs and is allowed on the intro diet.  hope some others will try the diet as well....i have read some very encouraging stories about scd.  you can even go to youtube and type in scd and there are people who have some good testimonials.

notsosicklygirl
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   Posted 6/2/2009 9:06 AM (GMT -7)   
I have seen tons of people with a positiive response to the SCD Diet as well. I hope you have some success. For me, it made my weight loss even more out of control. I also spent a lot of time and money on food and ingredients that ultimately did nothing for me. Everyone is individual, it is worth trying.
Diagnosed with mild proctitis in March 2007: Treated with Canasa (as needed)
December 08: Began treating with Asacol 400mg (9/day) + Canasa 2x/day - Anemic
May 09: Off Canasa, taking Asacol (9/day)
Back on Canasa every other night + Asacol (9/day) + Probiotics + Iron
Reducing to 6 Asacol/day + Canasa + Probiotics + Iron - So far so good!!! -SPOKE TOO SOON! Back to 9/day...


Hellokitty
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   Posted 6/2/2009 10:15 AM (GMT -7)   
I am interested in this diet. Although I do eat some carbs as my weight did not stable on my raw foods diet. I am still gluten free and dairy free.
Female 32 years old
 
Diganosed ulcerative colitis November 2007
Present medication- 1/2 X 500mg pentasa in the morrning= 250g pentasa (I reduced this to see how my diet will effect me) and 1 X250g Asacol every other evening
Diet- Tried raw food diet with 80% raw foods, found some pro's and cons. Started to add more products to keep up weight as mine did not balance. Still eating raw spinage and still am combination eating. No dairy No gluten.  
 
Other medical problems- Born with asthma- no medication taken for this.


blueclassring
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   Posted 6/2/2009 10:26 AM (GMT -7)   

Congratulations.  Keep us posted on your results.  My last flare ended this week; I was able to get into remission with this diet w/o medication in three weeks.  It feels great to walk around without the pains, or urgency. 

Boiled eggs are good, and so is cooked fruit.  You may want to try tropicana juice diluted with water to keep your energy up.  Certainly monitor the diarrhea and urgency in a journal for the next couple days. 

Pecanbread.com has "Food levels" which allow you to progress through the diet. 


Pharmacy]<B><FONT color=blue>Diagnosed 8/99. Suffered for almost 10 years. I am currently on the Specific Carbohydrate Diet and am nearing remission. I feel fantastic! I have lost so many years to this disease. <FONT color=red>HAVE YOU CONSIDERED THE SCD DIET? IT HAS PUT ME IN REMISSION AND I PLAN ON GETTING OFF THE ASACOL SOON TOO!
<FONT color=green>MED-FREE!!!
Doc wanted to put me on 6-mp or Remicade, but I refused to take the medications! For me, diet works...


princesa
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   Posted 6/2/2009 12:51 PM (GMT -7)   
Hellokitty, this diet does not eliminate all carbs; it only restricts certain types of carbs.

No one should expect a miracle turn around in a matter of a day or two. For most of us, it took many years for our digestive health to deteriorate to the point of IBD. It won't be healed overnight. The book suggests you try the diet for at least a month. I found it took a lot longer than that for me to see results. I'm also a firm believer that diet alone won't work for most of us, but diet used in combination with other therapies - probiotics, omega-3s - is more likely to address all of the factors involved in IBD and bring about remission.
Diagnosed with ulcerative colitis spring 1999. Have been in remission for years with only a few minor blips.
 
Maintenance dose sulfasalazine. Probiotics, vitamin D, fiber supplement and fish oil caps. George's aloe vera juice and l-glutamine for gut healing. Mostly grain-free and dairy-free low carb diet.
 
 


lucasJ
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   Posted 6/2/2009 6:46 PM (GMT -7)   
not too bad so far....had a broiled beef patty for lunch and gonna have some chicken soup for dinner......not expexting miracle results immediately, but hopefully things will calm down.......had one bowel movent today , not counting morning....so a couple times...still pure liquid and blood.....

kim123
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   Posted 6/2/2009 7:15 PM (GMT -7)   
Realize...you may even feel worse before you start feeling better. Hang in there :) Hoping all goes well.

lucasJ
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   Posted 6/2/2009 7:47 PM (GMT -7)   
thanks for the encouragement....kim are you doing the diet

AnnaG
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   Posted 6/3/2009 1:41 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi just wanted to say goodluck with the diet, I have tried it (very strictly for 3months ) and I am still sticking to the principals of low carb now which I think helps
Things I thought were good about the diet were, 1.I think it addresses the problem of pain constipation, and diarhea really well,as well as helping with gas.2. Its very healthly and cutting out processed food and sugar definatly helps me alot,in the begining peeling and cooking all fruit and veg is a great idea too,I found I had tonnes more energy,as my bowel was not working so hard .
The negatives,for me were it is terribly slow progress,for most people with bouts of flare ups where you are meant to go back to the intro diet which I found terribly restrictive,also many people are adversly affected by the yoghurt I advise caution with this,I was ok with it but too much gave me stomach pain,I also found I lost weight in the beginning and I craved bread,potatoes,rice,to fill up nothing seemed to fill me up in the same way,(caution is advised eating only small ammounts of almond breads and cakes.Lastly although as I say I think the dietis great for gennaral bowel health,
I did not think it helped at all with bleeding and issues in the rectum I still bled all the time and it was quite a large ammount the only thing that sorted inflamation in the rectum seemed to be cort enamas
rectal meds etc,Finally I'd just like to say when I was in contact with members of the scd group a found that a fair percntage of people were doing the diet in conjunction with meds,as a final effort to save their colons,not actually med free,I belive the diet is not a miracle cure for UC but it can aleviate symptoms,the science makes sense as the ellimination diet has been proved as sucessfull as steriods in inducing remmission in crohns and UC patients.
41yrs old,mum of 3,servere left-sided UC since 2006,
Tried most things alternative,scd diet,low residue,etc
Had,ascol,pentasa,rectalmeds,prednisolne,IVsteriods,Cyclosporin
currently taking Imuran 100mgs daily,movicol 1 satchet daily


princesa
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   Posted 6/3/2009 8:17 AM (GMT -7)   
I always had problems with the "intro diet." I was also unable to tolerate the homemade yogurt in any form (goat's milk, etc.) and took probiotics instead. IMHO, although you need to try to follow the diet guidelines, you can't take the book as gospel. We are individuals and we must make modifications to our own situation and body. I also think the "fanatical adherence" viewpoint can do more harm than good - making people afraid and stressed, which is counterproductive to healing. I think the principles of the diet are a great place to start, but you'll have to experiment and see what works and doesn't work for you. I'll also stress again that diet changes alone probably won't work. Probiotics and supplements for healing are necessary in most cases to support the diet.
Diagnosed with ulcerative colitis spring 1999. Have been in remission for years with only a few minor blips.
 
Maintenance dose sulfasalazine. Probiotics, vitamin D, fiber supplement and fish oil caps. George's aloe vera juice and l-glutamine for gut healing. Mostly grain-free and dairy-free low carb diet.
 
 


blueclassring
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   Posted 6/3/2009 10:59 AM (GMT -7)   
I've had problems when adding too many foods like yogurt and cheese at the beginning. I only had my first piece of cheese two days ago and no problems. It took roughly about three weeks before seeing tangible results. Sometimes you want to give up the diet, especially when you get cravings for rice and bread and when things don't seem to get better. I did contemplate taking my prednisone again but didn't want to have to taper down. I sort of performed an experiment on myself to see if I could get into remission without medication. So far, so good!

Blood has gone away, and mucus was present until Sunday. I'll see how it goes before adding more foods. The tiredness and the joint pains have gone away.

Also, I have started taking a probiotic(PB-8). I plan on getting away from the probiotic in a couple weeks and eating the yogurt instead.

The urgency is all but gone, with the exception of having to go after eating sometimes.
Diagnosed 8/99. Suffered for almost 10 years. I am currently on the Specific Carbohydrate Diet and am nearing remission. I feel fantastic! I have lossed so many years to this disease.

MED-FREE!!!

Doc wanted to put me on 6-mp or Remicade, but I refused to take the medications! Currently on the Specific Carbohydrate Diet.  I'm in remission and life is like it always should have been.


kim123
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   Posted 6/3/2009 3:04 PM (GMT -7)   
princesa said...
I always had problems with the "intro diet." I was also unable to tolerate the homemade yogurt in any form (goat's milk, etc.) and took probiotics instead. IMHO, although you need to try to follow the diet guidelines, you can't take the book as gospel. We are individuals and we must make modifications to our own situation and body. I also think the "fanatical adherence" viewpoint can do more harm than good - making people afraid and stressed, which is counterproductive to healing. I think the principles of the diet are a great place to start, but you'll have to experiment and see what works and doesn't work for you. I'll also stress again that diet changes alone probably won't work. Probiotics and supplements for healing are necessary in most cases to support the diet.

I so agree. I don't think I would have gotten well without the natural antifungals and probiotics I also took at the time. If you are scared off with the regimented diet, then perhaps a less strict, antifungal diet may be worth a try. It is what I followed to get well again. I think the principles of the SCD and antifungal diet are the same.....killing the yeast, getting toxins out of your body by eating whole, real foods, and eliminating the high carbs that feed them. Often when following such diets, other seemingly unrelated symptoms disappear as well. Fungus has been implicated in so many things such as joint pain (arthritis), high cholesterol, high blood pressure, FM, tiredness, foggy brain, psorriasis, diabetes, and the list goes on...............

blueclassring
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   Posted 6/3/2009 10:20 PM (GMT -7)   
Kim123,

You're so right about the joint pains, fatigue. I was so tired all the time, and I had flu-like symptoms for a while(aka fibromyalgia or chronic fatigue syndrome). Within three weeks of being on my detox diet, they went away with the flare.
Diagnosed 8/99. Suffered for almost 10 years. I am currently on the Specific Carbohydrate Diet and am nearing remission. I feel fantastic! I have lossed so many years to this disease.

MED-FREE!!!

Doc wanted to put me on 6-mp or Remicade, but I refused to take the medications! Currently on the Specific Carbohydrate Diet.  I'm in remission and life is like it always should have been.

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