little_bear, it took me about
two-three months of 100% compliance on the IBD-AID to see a change in my UC symptoms; however, because I started the diet while already in a long remission (thanks to a long period of Imuran), I'm having trouble finding similar experiences -- people who are interested in lowering certain meds on a trial period, and specifically in my case, to see if the diet and mesalamine (Colazal) can handle my UC. As a couple people have recommended, I'm looking longterm now. I might feel a bit more comfortable at a year of success, but I might not.
ASellers, my current doctor was very blasé about
trying it (like, why not?!) but also has been very watchful and responsive, requesting I keep in regular touch about
my symptoms, even if they stay stable, and get regular labs. I did the diet while in remission on Imuran and while it was probably more comfortable than starting a diet during a flare, I think it was difficult to notice any change in symptoms without stopping a med.
Got my CBC back and it was normal, too. We'll see what happens in a few months!
Diagnosed with pancolitis March 2003
[11 years of flare-funfair]
In remission since January 2014
Began IBD-AID August 2018
Current meds: Balsalazide disodium 750 mg 3xday, Rowasa enemas as needed
Current supplements: Calcium, Vitamin D, multivitamin
Current diet: IBD-AID. I miss you, beer.
Past meds: Asacol, Pentasa, Prednisone, Imuran/6MP (15 years)