My names is James, 34 years old from the east coast, and diagnosed with ulcerative colitis two and a half years ago. I was hospitalized last year for 6 days which was a nightmare but made me feel better, I lost around 25 pounds, I should of been hospitalized earlier but I was hoping to get better on my own and was probably the worst pain I ever experienced until going to the hospital. Once out of the hospital I was put on prednisone and I felt great for about 6 months after being on it, than another really bad flare came on, of course when I was going on vacation with a 3 hour car ride with lots of traffic. Then I was put back on prednisone after a colonoscopy this August and felt better right away until this past Monday where some bleeding has started and cramping.
I just went to the doctor and he gave me enemas which are kind of working. I am scarred to go back on Prednisone or my doc might want to put me on 6mp, but my wife and I are trying to have another baby and I don’t want to be on meds while trying. So I am going to try the SCD diet but just don’t know where to begin. What should I start eating while in this flare? My wife and son are going to do the diet with me which is really supportive.
Anyone ever been in my position trying to get pregnant and trying to avoid medication? Whats a good menu breakfast, lunch, dinner to begin with on the SCD diet while in a flare? I felt like I was a healthy eater before I had UC and lived an active lifestyle and now UC just makes me depressed….. Also is probiotic yogurt bad to eat from Trader Joes?
Past Medications: Lialda, prednisone and enemas
- Do probiotics work and which are the best?
- Is probiotic yogurt ok?
- Do you really have to make your own yogurt?
- What helps with cramping?
I have so many questions…
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