I am a 33 yr old guy who became unemployed after my company went out of business last year. I have no insurance. I have no health to go back to work if it was actually there. What I am saying is I am desperate. I used to be an athletic go-getter.
When I was 8, I had salmonella food poisoning from bad milk sold through Jewel food store in Chicago. After that, I always had gut problems. I was diagnosed with IBS 5 years ago. Doc removed a pre-cancerous polyp at that time. I started having lower left abdominal pain this July 2009. I thought it was a hernia as I thought maybe I got it while working (Strenuously) on my truck. Thought maybe a blockage was going on. I had physical swelling. I had narrow soft stool / diahreah. I went to the ER. They didn't see anything major, so they said the usual.. follow up with my primary care Doc. I did.
She sent me to a Butt doctor (gastroenterologist). He did an endoscopy and colonoscopy. He found ulcers in my stomach and colon and ileum. Looks like crohn's he says. But he doesn't want to give me the diagnosis of Crohn's since he though it should be worse as Crohn's is progressive. He wants to wait, look inside again, and determine then what it is. Well, my though was... I just got crohn's! Of course it hasn't progressed quite yet. He Put me on Pentasa and Entocort. Didn't work much. I still have the same symptoms.
I can't eat anything without getting sick. So I changed my diet based on what I thought might do the trick. No meat, dairy products, sea food, or animal products. I read "of" the Colitis and Crohn's By Dr. David Klein and his 100% success rate. Without reading the book, I went to organic foods and just ate fruits vegetables, whole grains cereal and bread, and peanut butter. I did this for 2 weeks. Didn't work. I still had indigestion, soft stools, the craps and an extremely low energy level.
I ordered and just started reading the book and am adjusting my diet to include "Specific" raw fruits for the "recovery period". I am having a ton of pain still. Is this normal?
I also take Entocort (For the Possible Crohn's) and Hyomax (IBS) daily, Propanolol (Migraine Prevention) and Cymbalta (Migraine Prevention).
Has anybody ever done this Vegan Diet? Honestly, I can hardly eat anything right now. I used to be a pizza, burger, brat, big breakfast, guy that thought that eating the way I did along with a Centrum Performance vitamin would have me good to go. I was a true "Grill Master". Everybody loved my food! Now, I am faced with eating raw bushes, flowers, and trees. (Not really, but it's kinda like this). Is it really necessary to go this extreme? I'll do it if it means a cure, but I have to admit, I am going nuts not eating what I used to. I know I have to do some sort of diet adjustment, but Vegan is tough. Especially amongst my group of hunting, football loving buddies.