I would first off take some type of maintainence med always. I currently am able to take only Asacol to maintain my remission. The SCD or Maker's Diet help some, but not all. The diets will help with the symptoms, but the meds will help to keep the inflammation down. I personally live on a low residue diet all the time. I eat no red meat at all as it is very hard even for the healthy intestinal system to digest, it has to literally rot in your gut before it passes. I eat alot of fish, chicken and turkey. Veggies must be cooked to a soft consistency. This diet is easy to chew, easy to digest. You can google it and get more diet ideas.
I would suggest you also keep a diary of what you are eating daily and avoid the foods that irritate your system. Also, many have had success in controlling their disease with the immune suppressants.
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Been living with Crohn's Disease for 33 years. Currently on Asacol, Prilosec, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain, Zofran, Phenergan, Probiotics, Calcium w/Vit D, and Xanax as needed for my anxiety. Resections in 2002 and 2005. Also diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, Osteoarthritis, and Anxiety. Currently my Crohns is in remission, but my joints are going crazy!
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