SCD did not last long for me. Eliminating all the grains and such was brutal on me. I had lost 5+ pounds in two weeks, and the foods I was "allowed" to eat weren't all well tolerated.
For me, any significant portion of nuts or trail mix type thing makes my guts act up. I bought a nut/seed cluster mix, as well as a bag of prunes from Costco for a snack while working in the last couple weeks. I tolerated a few now and then just fine. BUT, one day I didn't eat lunch and ate more of those than normal... and oh man... I was using the toilet every half hour even in full remission.
I am for the most part eating what I want while on Remicade. I have still stayed away from straight milk for the most part though, as it will cause my guts to act up if I drink a certain amount. I can handle some ice creams, but not certain cheap versions.
The year I spent trying things (2011) I got my diet down to where I didn't eat sugar hardly ever, except for the little bit added to foods like normal peanut butter.
I wish I had some great answers for you. I swear some days even before Remicade I would give in and eat not as high quality food, and actually feel better the next day. It's very difficult to predict how the disease will react.
I am going to be skipping my next Remicade dose to see if my body aches and joint pains go away. I'll be honing my diet back down to a simpler, less sugary diet in the next few weeks in hopes I can avoid a flare-up.
How long have you been on Imuran??
"The price of anything is the amount of life you exchange for it."
Dx 2003. Left sided UC that kept going futher, to halfway through colon.
Tried: 5-asa's, 6mp, Imuran (Plus all the other momentary treatments)
Remicade started 1/27/2012
In Remission **with severe body pains, likely from Remicade (started 7/2012)
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