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Date Joined Nov 2005
Total Posts : 151
   Posted 7/15/2009 5:02 AM (GMT -6)   
A few of you may remember me. I have not been posting for more than a year. It has been a little of a selfish attitude, as I have been doing great, totally on remission and not taking any meds, so not needing any help from this forum.
I know a lot of you would not agree to this but the fact, as far as I am concerned, is that I owe it to the SCD (Specific Carbohydrate Diet) which I have been followed fanatically for about 3 years now.  I am so accostumed to it that I do no feel bad for its eating limitations.
Any of you that may have an interest in learning about this diet and I sugest you search the net by googling simply SCD.  In case your interest remains, I would suggest to buy the book where the whole diet is described called "Breaking the Vicious Cycle" by Elaine Gottschall.
I would point out that, in order to follow this diet and profit from its great benefits, the diet has to be followed at 100%, fanatically for a long time, therefore requiring a lot of self-discipline, determination and will power.  If not certain about this, it is useless to even start it. But if correctly followed it usally work on U.C. and C.D.
bob 59
Male, 63, U.C. since 2002, on SCD since 2005, on remission, taking no meds.

Rio in Maryland
Veteran Member

Date Joined Nov 2007
Total Posts : 891
   Posted 7/15/2009 6:05 AM (GMT -6)   
It's great to hear that you're doing well on the SCD. It is a tough diet, but you're right that as with any diet, once you've been on it a while you can get used to it, and find ways to make it work for you.
Rio, 33 year old male. Diagnosed with UC in 2006
100 mg Azathioprine (stopped), 4800 mg Asacol
VSL#3 & Primadophilus Bifidus, Metamucil
Vitamin E enema or Asacol suppository occasionally

Elite Member

Date Joined Apr 2004
Total Posts : 23551
   Posted 7/15/2009 7:30 AM (GMT -6)   
I'm glad you managed to get your Uc under control thru diet. The SCD takes ALOT of will power so kudos to you!
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Elite Member

Date Joined May 2003
Total Posts : 30998
   Posted 7/15/2009 2:59 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Bob....great to hear you're doing well!

*Heather* Status: maintenance Asacol 6 daily + Salofalk enemas every 4th night
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~UC meds: Asacol (3 @ 2x daily); Salofalk enemas nightly for flares & taper to maintenance 
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed; Ranitidine (reflux);  Effexor XR 75mg(depression);  Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma) 
~vitamins/minerals/supplementsProbiotics....(RenewLife Ultimate Flora Critical Care + Primadophilus Reuteri). @ bedtime
~various digestive enzymes as needed
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS"  worth it !!!

Veteran Member

Date Joined Aug 2008
Total Posts : 5975
   Posted 7/15/2009 3:15 PM (GMT -6)   
     I've been suffering with UC for almost eleven years and presently flaring since the end of May.  My GI doctor has me on prednisone, tapered to 35 mgm today (started on 20 mgm June 11th which did absolutely nothing, so one week ago upped it to 40 mgm), 6MP 100 mgm per day, nine Colazal per day plus my blood pressure meds, Calcium, multivitamin and fish oil.  I feel like a zombie.  My bilirubin is slightly raised and today had to have a liver panel drawn.
     I just received the SCD book in the mail today and intend to follow it immediately.  Glad to hear you had good results.  I pray I have the same.
62 yr old granny. South Jersey
Diagnosed with ulcerative proctitis in 1998 in hospital
Hospitalized (2nd time) in May 2008
Meds as of June 09: Colazal (6 per day), 6MP (50 mgm), Probiotic (upped to 3 per day), Fish oil capsule, calcium, multivitamin, Cort enema nightly, Canasa in morning.  Also taking Benicar and Toprol to control high blood pressure.  Getting old is a b****.

Veteran Member

Date Joined Mar 2008
Total Posts : 678
   Posted 7/15/2009 5:02 PM (GMT -6)   
So glad to hear you have found something that has worked so well. Congrats on your remission!
32 yr old female
Mild Pancolitis
UC since 2000 - in remission for most of those 8 years med free.
Cannot tolerate mesalamine. Currently take probiotics and fish oil. Trying Applied Kinesiology & supplements.

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