Hi, my name is Mira, born and raised in Bulgaria but came to the USA when I was 19. I am a stay-at-home mom of three under 6 and work as a counselor part time. I am married to my wonderful French husband and our older children both speak 3 languages. I have a BA in Political Science and an MA in Forensic Psychology.
Some more about me:
I like to read, am very proactive about health, like to go out with friends, movies, socialize.
Currently I have a little mucus on stool, one stool a day from 4-5 a day, formed most of the time, occasion al blood as I wipe, left-sided intermittent pain in belly area.
Newly Diagnosed, Need Help with Diet
I was diagnosed with proctitis (mild, whatever that means) 3 weeks ago. I suspected I had UC and have probably had it always: remeber how easily my stomach always got upset, how easily I had diarrhea, the cramps from slightest indulgence in food and drink. I begged the GI doctor to give me a colonoscopy as I had been having diarrhea and loose stools, mucus and slight bleeding when whiping for 3 months. I had done research and suspected it was colitis. I am very in tune with my body so I knew it was in the rectal area as I get this tingling and slight urgency in the rectal area when things are moving along down there. Doc wanted to prescribe suppositories right away, I denied and told him I am going to try the SCD diet to cure myself. He said there is no cure and diet will not help. I beg to differ!!
I started the SCD diet a week ago, have 1 formed stool a day, no diarrhea, some mucus still, stil feel the tingling and urgency in rectal area. When do these sysmptoms go away?
Also, I feel very tired, muscle pain at slightest effort, cant sleep enough, am irritable and just generally have no energy. Is this die-off or something else?
I made and tried the yoghurt, being from Bulgaria where yoghurt originated and growing up making my own yoghurt it was not a stretch, just had to leave it to cook longer . I’m waiting to see if I can tolerate it as I eat yoghurt normally several times a day, for as long as I can remember and will be very upset if I cant have it.
I need help with the diet. Not sure when to add things and if I will ever be able to go back to eating all fruits and veggies raw. I have always cooked my own food from scratch, eat very healthy (but have indulged in starch), eat tons of fruits and veggies and just want to be able to go back to that! I don’t mind cutting out sugar and starch just want to eat all fruits and veggies raw like I used to!
I have never been on any medications and hope will never have to be. I found the SCD diet before I was even diagnosed and planned on following it. I believe in natural ways of healing and living and dont think that masking the problem is the solution. I am in the beginning of the SCD diet: been on it about a week. Diarrhea is gone and mucus is decreasing, so is blood.
I am taking a raw probiotic, 50 billion, enzymes, l-glutamine, multivitamin as I am breastfeeding, calcium, vit d, vit b complex, all vegan, raw, from health food store, only cellulose as ingredient.
written by Mira
submitted in the colitis venting area