I've been on the SCD for almost 2 years. I think it has helped immensely and perhaps the reason you don't see many SCD success stories on here is that the successful people don't have to come to this site a lot! I usually check in here every three weeks or so. The diet is easy now and I am used to eating this way. I still take my meds and would likely get sick without them (oral and rectal mesalamine, none of the big guns). Before the diet, the meds weren't enough to keep me in remission. I could see a flare coming and felt powerless to stop it. But now that I combine the meds with the SCdiet, I feel like I have some control over lurking flares and feel like I can modify my meds and eating to fend them off. Experience has proven this to me.
I encourage anyone to try the SCD. I think it works. I think it comes down to how commited you are to staying healthy. When my friends ask me if I miss certain foods or if it's hard to watch other people eat stuff I can't, I always say the same thing: those foods lose their appeal when you associate them with getting sick. This diet is not very hard and I challenge anyone here to find a person who likes baked goods more than I did. I think that says a lot.
I am so grateful to have a harmless way to help manage my disease.
Healthy bums to all,
Diagnosed Proctosigmoiditis August 2004, Pancolitis June 2005, Proctitis January 2007
Pentasa 2000mgs, Sulfasalazine 2000mgs, Rowasa nightly, Canasa as needed, Omega 3, Folate, SCDophilus, Calcium, SCD since 3/6/06