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   Posted 10/19/2009 9:10 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi does anyone have any SCD success stories, meaning you are drug free and feeling great? SCDers usually say it works for 80-85 percent of people with Crohn's, but the term "works" is quite vague. Does "work" mean that you get some improvement or does it mean that you become perfect and don't have to take drugs? Please don't post SCD failure stories as I see those all too often on this forum. Thanks!
Crohn's Colitis diagnosed 6/08
SCD since 4/09
Remicade since 6/09
Boswellia + Acidophilus

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   Posted 10/19/2009 11:03 AM (GMT -7)   
Emom (her son has crohns) and spookyhurst are the ones who are really sharp about the SCD I would talk with them.
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   Posted 10/19/2009 3:33 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi jp! Yes, praise God, we seem to be a success story! My son is drug-free and he does feel great. So well, in fact, that he is a swimmer who competes in national meets where the big dog swimmers show up! He trains 6 to 7 days a week--after school and weekends. He also has high expectations of himself academically, and will (barring any "ooopses" devil ) graduate from high school next spring in the top 1% of his class of 650 students. I don't mean to boast...I am very proud of him, though! smilewinkgrin

As you can imagine, he is very disciplined. Way more than me! It has served him well in sticking to the diet. Of course, I'm doing all of the buying and cooking of food, so we shall see how he does when he's on his own someday...

If you want even more success stories than you will get here, you may want to join the BTVC-SCD yahoo group. There are hundreds of people there on the SCD!

"Perfect" is a pretty strong word. I won't go there, but I will say that he could not compete at the level he does and keep his grades high if things weren't very, very good! :-)
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.

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Date Joined Oct 2008
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   Posted 10/19/2009 8:26 PM (GMT -7)   
The lady from has recovered from crohn's, and Lucy from Lucy's Kitchen Shop has recovered from ulcerative colitis. All of the SCD cookbook authors suffered from some intestinal ailment (crohn's, UC, celiac, etc.) and have recovered. You could look them up to find their stories.

Like EMom said, the BTVC and pecanbread groups are also good places to look for success stories.

I don't know that anyone ever achieves "perfect" health though. That's a pretty strong order. For instance, stress can send many crohn's people into a flair. Some people on BTVC have mentioned that they needed to learn to do things like meditation in addition to the diet to keep their crohn's from rearing up under high stress situations.

I'm doing pretty well on SCD, but still take Pentasa. I also want to add in LDN, because the one thing SCD hasn't helped me with is fatigue. However, I will stick with the diet for many years (probably forever) because it has helped so many of my problems :-).
34 years old, Crohn's disease for 15 of them
Resection of ileocecal valve on 09/22/09
Current Meds: Humira since 7/08, Pentasa, Effexor XR, Zyrtec
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

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Date Joined Feb 2005
Total Posts : 455
   Posted 10/19/2009 8:40 PM (GMT -7)   
no drugs here, I still get things like a night sweat now and then, skin problems, etc. I went from 20-30 times a day facing surgery to few times a day and no surgery. I won't ever be perfect(been on it for years I know) but I can work, ride my bike, do whatever without worrying about the bathroom. That is all you can really ask for.
SCD since 01, remission since 01, occasional random junk food breaks :)
No meds ever.

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