Hi survivor49 and LMills, I hope you don't mind me popping in on your post. Survivor I like LMills will put myself on a short round of Pred when things get out of hand. I recently did a 10 day taper for a flare, it stopped it while I was on the Pred, but came back after about a week off the Pred. I had to go back on it and do a slower taper, but am feeling better now. I just wanted to tell you that I do a modified low res diet myself and that really helps. Some have success with the SCD or Maker's Diet, but I am starting to see that for some folks it isn't the right diet for everyone. I think if you can find a diet that works for YOU, you will see some improvement in your Crohns. Thats what I found with my low res diet. I do not eat any red meat at all. It is very hard on even the normal digestive tract to digest. I eat fish, turkey and chicken for my meats. And I try to keep everything easy to chew, easy to digest. I hope that helps a little and hope you both get feeling better soon. Good luck!
Been living with Crohn's Disease for 33 years. Currently on Asacol, Prilosec, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain, Zofran, Phenergan, Probiotics, and Calcium. Resections in 2002 and 2005. Also diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and Osteoarthritis. Currently my Crohns is in remission.