My cosuin is following the SCD diet 100% without any cheating after he was diagnosed with CD in Jan 2012 with massive inflammation and pain in the illium and almost a stricture. He had no other symptoms like D or blood, all he had was just the severe pain.
GI started him on 40mg steriods daily and now he has tappeered down to 15mg daily plus 1000mg pentassa 3xday plus the SCD diet.
Now, has he seen any improvement from being on the SCD diet? That is really hard to say. One thing though he can say is, he is not getting any worst. The pain is mostly gone, except for bouts now and then which he atrributes to what he ate. Is this improvement because of the diet, or the drugs? We don't know at this point, but the diet can't hurt, so he has nothing to loose by trying it.
From what I have read, the diet takes 6 months to year of dedication until you really see some improvement, especially when it comes to inflammation. Now for symtoms like D or mucus in BMs, I have read that the diet can show improvement in some people within a few weeks. Maybe some other SCDers can weight in on thier experiences.
Post Edited (NY-Sooner) : 3/14/2012 6:54:11 AM (GMT-6)