I want to recommend the Specific Carbohydrate Diet for your daughter. It seems that she is in the throngs of a really bad flare right now, and it doesn't seem that meds are helping at all and food could be causing much of her problems. I have found remission on this diet, after suffering for 9 years and a long 3 month flare. (I was on 40 mg of prednisone for 3 weeks and it wasn't do anything for me. Doc wanted to put me on 6-mp, but i refused to take it.) I have been on the diet for 7 weeks and go to the bathroom once a day.
I am a pharmacy student, and I should be pushing drugs on the general public but I can no way do that because as I have discovered through personal experience and through my own research, drugs(aka meds) do nothing for this disease, at least do not get to the root of the problem.
I do not believe in gimmicks, and I am a skeptic of the latest cures out there but the diet has worked for me. If you are interested, check out the book Breaking the Vicious Cycle.
Class of 2009, MWU
Diagnosed 8/99. Suffered for almost 10 years. I am currently on the Specific Carbohydrate Diet and am nearning remission. I feel fantastic! My next goal is to gain the 15 lbs I lost 6 weeks ago and start living life again. I have lost so many years to this disease.
I decided to become a pharmacist to understand these drugs, and to help fellow sufferers of IBD. My goal is to open up a pharmacy and take care of my patients(particularly explaining what the drugs do to you), compound special medications, and have a great practice.
3200 mg Asacol, 5 mg prednisone
HAVE YOU CONSIDERED THE SCD DIET? IT HAS PUT ME IN REMISSION AND I PLAN ON GETTING OFF THE ASACOL SOON TOO!