I have never tried the SCD diet, some members here swear by it. I have been on Asacol and got tired of taking so many pills and lowered the dose myself and stopped seeing my doctor, only to become the sickest I have ever been. In my experience with UC, if you find meds that work for you, then you should faithfully continue those meds. Quitting the meds usually results in a return of symptoms, and for some weird reason the meds that once worked no longer work at all or cause bad side effects suddenly. Then you are stuck trying the stronger drugs till possibly nothing works anymore and then you're looking at surgery. That had been my experience, anyways. I know how hard it is to stick with the meds and so many pills a day. And I know how much I have hoped I could be ok without meds. Some very lucky people have been able to get off their meds, though. Luckies. Sorry for being such a downer. I have had a tough time with my UC. Welcome to the forum.
Diagnosed with Left-sided UC in 1995 at age 15,
Prednisone, Rowasa & Hydrocort. Enemas, Proctofoam, Sulfasalazine, Asacol, Probiotics, Fish Oil, Aloe Juice, Canasa, Enotcort, Colazol, Anamantle, Remicade, etc... had almost recto-vaginal fistula in 2004, put on Remicade, August 2007:Increased Remicade dosage-700mg every 6 weeks,diagnosed w/ Psoriatic Arthritis & Fibromyalgia Current meds: Clorazepate, Proctofoam HC, Glucosamine 500, Vitamin B, Lomotil, Tylenol pm, Lyrica started 1/17/08