Fish oil makes me bleed. Maybe eliminate that.
If fish oil is making you bleed I imagine it's due to the blood thinning (generally healthy) properties of it. Not that it's making the disease worse.
I stopped using Remicade a few months after starting SCD to see if I could manage my symptoms with only SCD. It worked for a few years and eventually I had to start taking mesalamine. Even though the diet is not working as well as it did before, I used to have a severe case of pancolitis before the diet, and now my flares are very mild in comaprison.
Yea I would agree that while the diet hasn't put me in remission it does help compared to a standard american diet. Sometimes hard to tell if it's helping more than just a generally healthy diet though.
As far as entyvio and remission — I eat anything I want. I do note that sometimes too much sugar will affect me but it’s not every time. I haven’t eaten beans for years because of diverticulitis— also popcorn and raspberries. I find broccoli gives me gas which is still sometimes painful so I avoid that. Also can’t forget the pain from eating it when I was flaring years ago.
Interesting. I remember reading an article that, contrary to popular belief, higher nut and seed consumption was actually associated with better outcomes with diverticulitis.
I am at the same point. In a flare since December and don't want to go down the prednisone road again after 57 years with UC. I am currently maxed out on Lialda (4 tabs) and Rowasa enemas every night over the past 3 years. 2/1/2 years ago did the 60 mg of Pred with taper that took 7 months. Big issue I have now about both Pred and Biologics is my age (73). Tough decision. I would think Uceris would be safer than the 40 mg of Pred and worth a try. Tried that 1 time but did not help. Good luck.
Wow, 40mg of prednisone didn't help you?
Any long term issues from the 60mg prednisone for months on end?
I've had the disease for 9 years. One of my biggest concerns is, if I make it that long, how will it be in old age. 73 is older but not very old, I'm assuming you're still generally functioning fine. But imagining this disease at 80+ seems very very difficult.