Spookyhurst, how did you change your diet? I have a fistula from hell that will not close. On 6mp and Humira....
I started eating the Specific Carbohydrate Diet. The first month they healed quite a bit, but then flared back up a little in the third month after a bout of severe constipation. After that, they healed very quickly and have remained gone. I had another bout of constipation a week ago, and they didn't reappear (can't say the same for my hemmies
). I have a colonoscopy on Tuesday, so hopefully that will show that they're healed on the inside as well.
I'm not sure exactly why SCD helped, but I suspect that it might be a bacteria issue. If bad bacteria were keeping the fistulas
open, then maybe enough of them got killed off (due to starvation) to allow the fistulas to heal. And/or maybe the good bacteria from the yogurt played a role. Regardless, it's made me very happy!
34 years old, Crohn's disease for 15 of them
Current Meds: Humira since 7/08, Pentasa, Effexor XR
Supplements: 3 kinds of Fish Oil, Multi-Vitamin, B-Complex, Vitamins D, E, & K, Calcium, Magnesium, Enzymes
SCD since 12/01/08 - eating Stage 3 foods