I was diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis a year and a half ago.
Sophomore year of college. At first I thought I had a bad case of a stomach flu, or diarrhea of some sort. Never thought of it to be any thing serious so I never went to the hospital to check it out. Also, because I was paying for college and couldn’t afford any types of doctor visits. So i was living with this “stomach flu” for 6 months then finally realized that it was only getting worse. It got so bad that I “had to” go to the doctors and find out whats wrong with me. After 3 doctor visits and a colonoscopy, they finally gave me the news about my UC. Explaining in details exactly what I was diagnosed with. I was a sophomore attending Cal State University of Fullerton, I was planning to join a Fraternity. When I was talking to my doctor, he repeatedly told me that I can not drink any type of alcohol substance. A frat was out of the question. I was prescribed prednisone and Asacol, I was using the restroom as a staggering rate of 15- 20 restroom visits a day, that went on for another 6 months, then they raised my predisone.
So for about a year now, I have been taking just Asacol and I have been down to using the restroom to about 4 times a day. I have been reading on this website about the SCD diet and want to get on it. But I am scared to get off the Asacol and have an instant flare up. How did everyone now using the SCD diet get off there pills? Not knowing if the diet was actually working for them?
Submitted by: Jake