When I was hospitalized a couple of years ago, I explained to the many doc's coming in to poke and prod on me that I had started the Maker's Diet approximately 18 months before this flare, but that at the time it had changed my life. I had only stayed strict with it for about 6 months, but then I kinda "fell off the wagon" and started eating and drinking some things I really shouldn't have. I sincerely believe this was the onset of my fistulas and abscess, but don't tell the GI doc's that! My mom and myself were trying to explain this to the doctors, and one said something to the effect that there are no scientific studies showing diet can have any effect on Crohn's Disease remission, etc. I just kept arguing with him, because he had no idea!! If he had been in my shoes and experienced going from a complete flare (going 5-6 times a day, pain, etc.) to complete remission (one fully formed stool every day or every other day, energetic, feeling wonderful), he would have been a believer!! What harm can come from suggesting a simple diet change? Here's to hoping the doctors wise up!
Currently taking: Humira 40mg/every other week, Imuran 50 mg/day, Zoloft 50 mg/day, vitamins and supplements, Phenergan and Lortab as needed, prednisone tapering down
Have taken: Cyclosporine, Pentasa/Asacol, Aciphex, Imuran, Sulfasalizine, Cipro & Flagyl, Prednisone, various pain med's, Xanax
Surgeries: Appendectomy 2001, Ileocecotomy 2007