I haven't been visiting this forum as I used to. The reason is very selfish. I have been doing very well. about 3 years ago I learned about the SCD here from other forum members that exchanged information about this diet. Some defended it and some said it didn't work. I gave it a good trial. Only after 6 months into the diet I started to notice some improvement on my condition. One year on the diet (still taking meds) I got much better and introduced more advanced legal food. On the second year into the diet I started to have periods of remission - no symptoms. But, at that time I did not stop taking meds, only reduced the doses. Now on my 3rd year I have been so well for so long I decided to stop taking meds (my GI knows about it) and am doing great. I still do not want to take risks and continue to follow the SCD fanatically, but am now eating all allowed foods which makes it much easier to bear.
I just hope that by reporting here my successful experience I may help a few of you going through the terrible effects of this terrible disease that finding no significant improvement may be determined to do something about it, even though this diet requires a very strong will power and total comitment for a long time.
Do get better
UC (sigmoid) since 2002
B12, folic acid, magnesium and acidophilus
symptoms free since Feb 2007
on SCD since Dec 2005