Hi Catasmom! Welcome but sorry you have to be here!
We do the SCD, but prior to my son's remission he had two minor flares which he decided to treat with a semi-elemental diet (it's an all liquid diet) instead of prednisone. It's tough to do but considered AS effective if not more so than prednisone in eliciting remission! The longest he had to do this was 10 days, but it worked like a charm! (Our doctor told us it might take 4 to 6 weeks, so possibly we were lucky.)
One of our forum members who goes by "Writer" has written a book on this topic--also called enteral nutrition. If you have any further questions about
it, just post them here and hopefully she'll see and give us her expert information/advice.
But you certainly CAN start the SCD diet during a flare! Just read over the intro diet carefully and follow closely! Home made chicken broth (any other meat, for that matter) has properties that are very healing to the intestines! I'll try to find the right link and post it.
Also feel free to email me with any SCD questions. It's been VERY beneficial for my son! The "Breaking the Vicious Cycle" book by Elaine Gottschall might be a good investment for you! There is also a yahoo group called BTVC-SCD where they are all experts on the diet. I learned lots by just lurking there!
Try not to worry too much about
her growth at this time. My daughter grew *two more inches* after her period started (and she started before her 12th birthday!). I don't know why pediatricians continue to perpetuate that... I know a lot of moms who said their daughters experienced exactly the same thing mine did...
I hope your daughter feels much better very soon!!!
....oh, and sadly, our doctors did not tell us about
the SCD either...
Mom to 17 year old son diagnosed in June, 2007.
Omega 3s, digestive enzymes, probiotics, vit. C, calcium, vit. D3, a good multivitamin and SCD legal yogurt
Started The Maker's Diet in Sept. '07. Incorporate Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD) recipes, too. Med-free.http://www.healingwell.com/community/default.aspx?f=17&m=984588http://www.healingwell.com/community/default.aspx?f=17&m=1533705http://www.healingwell.com/community/default.aspx?f=17&p=1&m=1262312