Diets can work but people need to remember that your body can reach the point where it is unable to repair itself.
If your colon has too much scar tissue your body maybe unable to heal it. Also there is the fact that doctors still don't know what causes UC and Cronhs. Diet may have a factor, or genes or the environment.
Also people seem to try and reach for desperate fixes when something doesn't work. Thing is, surgery IS a cure for UC. It may not be the best solution, but the fact that it does work and that you don't have to go around worrying about when your next flare up will happen.
If you think that that diet maybe a solution and want to try it go ahead. For me though I felt that I reached the end of the road: I tried all the 5ASA medicines, home remedies, Remicade, and changing my diet and nothing worked, so I opted for surgery.
I'm 6 days post surgery so I still have some healing to go, but all in all it has been completely worth it. I feel so much better; I'm able to eat food without running to the restroom.
Yea I'm still sore and I'm still trying to adjust to the bag (trying to tell when it is full when I'm asleep but wearing it isn't an issue) but compared to being in a flareup...this is like cake.
21 y/o male livin' in Georgia. Diagnosed with Left-Sided Colitis in 2002; re-diagnosed with Pancolitis in Nov. 2009 and been in a flare ever since.
Colazal 4 2x daily and the occasional Immodium.
Drugs tried: Just about every 5ASA medicine, enemas, prednisone, turmeric, fish oil, Remicade, psyllium seed powder, Metamucil.
Some medicines helped but none of them put me back in remission.
Unable to take 6MP.
Step one of Jpouch surgery scheduled - 6/2/2010