I’ve Just Started the Specific Carbohydrate Diet
Ok so here it is. Im a 29 year old from the Bay Area. I have had UC for 2 years now……. Well Now I’m in my first flare, Its sucks! They have me on prednisone(40), still taking Asacol 9 pills a day. Also im taking VSL#3 pill form. Well I don’t feel the prednisone is working so enough is enough. I started the SCD intro diet on Wednesday and its now Friday. During the day I’m fine nothing happens just at night (I think its the prednisone wearing off) I get about 2 or 3 diarrhea movements (nothing formed) And about 3 movements with no stool just some blood and discharge stuff.. (eww sorry for being nasty) I’m new to this.
So I have so many questions…. I’m just going to put them all out on the table.
1) I believe this SCD diet really works, I’m just not sure how long it is going to take to see results?
2) And are frozen beef patties ok to use?
3) Has anyone else taken VSL#3 (pill form), and should I stop when starting the SCD diet.
4) Also is it true you should not start off with too much yogurt at first?
5) Oh and one last thing….. How much beef patties and salmon should I eat…. I’m not trying to lose anymore weight.
Sorry If this is not spelled right I went really fast in writing this.
PS this is such a great website! Thanks Adam 100% you did great!
Submitted in the Colitis Venting Area
I’ts Adam here. Thanks for writing your story in, and wow, you’re in the Bay Area too? Same as me. Maybe we’re neighbors…
Anyways, you’ve got some great questions, and that’s way cool that you have already begun the intro diet. I myself have just over 2 years experience on the diet, so I’ll try to give you some pointers from my point of view. And remember, I started the diet 10 months after being diagnosed with severe Colitis and after using all sorts of medications(humira, remicade, prednisone, asacol, colazal, sulfasalazine, enemas, and a more prednisone…)
Actually you know what Nichole, let me just give you a video response, this way, if you recognize me and we really are neighbors, maybe next time you’ll say hi:
There is a whole bunch of other stories from other people who are starting or have started the SCD Diet in the “Starting the Specific Carbohydrate Diet Section”
And of course the main Specific Carbohydrate Diet Page has quite a bit of good information too, it’s here: SCD / Ulcerative Colitis Diet Page
Good Luck Nichole with the SCD Diet !!! I hope you find a nice longterm treatment in it and someday tell other UC’ers and people with Crohn’s disease about this type of treatment. Are you my neighbor????