Hey Conquer UC,
I'm very new here and looking for help! Saw that you are a nutritionist w/ UC! I need ideas to try, as I am a teacher who had to leave my classroom, go into a different aspect of education due to the interruptions. Been suffering with this unknown but finally diagnosed culprit for many, many years. No one around my area seemed to be knowledgeable. Finally found a doctor who helps and actually listens. Would love to know how difficult the SCD has been for others, if Gluten-free and / or lactose free has made much difference, and hear ideas for what TO try. Is eating now a regimen of self-prepared foods and no eating out? Also, how has UC affected others ability to continue your profession? I'm at a loss as I LOVE to teach; however, this disease . . . well, you all know what I mean. Leaving a group of babies while visiting the "john" 7 or 8 times breeches our 'forseeability' clause as to what could happen in our absence. Any suggestions?
SUNNY, personally my diet helps me, i willsay though that during a flare , all foods feel pretty terrible, but some like gluten,potatoes and dairy & chocolate make it WAY worse. the SCD is quite a regimin but i can see the concept , i dont eat out , unless i am feeling 100% and am VERY careful. a naturopathic/alternative dr or some books could help you get started on some diets http://www.breakingtheviciouscycle.info/legal/legal_illegal_a-c.htm
as for my career .... :( impossible at this stage for me too many bathroom trips, not a close enough bathroom etc, very sad . good luck sunny
diagnosid 2008 , with minor "flares" up untill 2011...
currently on 40 mg pred
cannot take any mesalamine meds
flare since dec 2011 - current
cannot stop rectal bleeding or urgency
gluten free/ min to no dairy, probitics,
interested in LDN & slippery elm