Sorry to hear that Sherry. I had just read a post where you said the 6mp was helping too.
How long have you been off the steroids? It might just be a flare associated with that. I think mine hits about
a month out.
I did the scd and vit e for a year and a half and it's really not bad when you have the good cook books. I was depressed about
what I'd miss too and spent a lot of time crying till I found them. However, one day I just said "this is crap" (litterally) and I wasn't taking any more of this stuff that wasn't doing any good (exactly what you feel now). I also said I wasn't going to end up on 60 pills a day and still be flaring like I saw some people here doing. It hurt my heart just to think of them (why I stayed away for a long time). It's amazing how well I stuck to it b/c before and now after (since I'm on the "big" drugs) I have no self control. I didn't lose ANY weight on it. But then, I ate anything and everything I could that was allowed on the diet. It was amazing though, I was eating brocolli and fruit, and veggies, and all the fiber I wanted to. Now I can't eat one little bite of anything. :( I'm considering giving it another go while on the "big" drugs to see if it can get me over the hump.
Anyway, point is, when you get tires enough, you can TRY anything. I wish you luck and sorry to hear it's bad again.
dx 4/05 with pancolitis UC after birth of my second child...
18 months of vit e enema and scd remission
Flare since 7/07...almost to surgery, now almost well through mostly natural stuff
Trying to make up the difference with...
Lialda 4/day... I don't know, 3 months maybe?
Remicade 10/26, 11/09, next 12/3
Imuran 50mg at night 11/11
Been there, tried that....