Ulcerative Colitis Tips

One of the 15,000 ulcerative colitis folks using the site adds:
"Like many UCers I have spent many hours trawling the internet googling the condition and came across your website a few years ago. I read your ebook and really liked your honesty and humour. As everyone says your positivity is so encouraging and now this is my go to website when I'm thinking about UC. Thankfully my symptoms are pretty much under control at the moment but just wanted to say thanks." Kate

SCD Doesn’t Define Me

Hi I’m Molly, I was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis about 8 months ago and have been on the SCD diet for about six months.

I was diagnosed following a bout of very strong antibiotics. My symptoms were bloody diahrrea, nausea, and terrible stomach pains. I was running to the bathroom many times a day…. a couple of time embarrasingly I didn’t make it. The Gi first tested me foe Celiacs then Crohns and then told me I have UC. After the Colonoscopy he told me I have Colitis and just gave me a presription for Asacol…. it did nothing. The pain intensified anyway as well as the diahrrea and everytime I would call him he would just increase the dose. I got so sick from not eating that I ended up in the hospital with severe dehydration. The doctor on call told me that it’s probably just the stomach flu and sent me home. I was miserable, I had a young child, a job, a husband and I felt like I couldn’t get up to do anything. I couldn’t even play with my baby. I fel t like such a bad mother. I switched GI doctors… and he gave me Prednisone, which despite all the side effects worked wonders for me. Then I went online and found this website which strongly recommended the SCD diet….. I gave it a try. I have to say it really worked! I am now on the diet 6 months about and I am currently off all meds. I take a multivitamin designed for the SCD diet and a probiotic VSL 3 but that’s it. I feel like I got my life back. I am now the healthiest I have ever been, currently working, and taking care of my family, and I have to say I feel great. So thanks Adam for this wonderful site because without it I never would have overcome it like I did.

Medications:   I was on prednisone, Asacol.. but now I,m off all meds on the scd diet and taking a probiotic VSL #3

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Information about the Ulcerative Colitis Diet called SCD which stands for the Specific Carbohydrate Diet

2 Responses to SCD Doesn’t Define Me

  1. James December 17, 2010 at 9:44 am #

    Hey awesome that u r feeling better, I have been through a lot of the same as u, I was in the hospital last year for 6 days while my son was 10 months old so I felt like a bad father. Prednisone does work wonders but I hate being on it and relying on it if I am sick. i am just about to start the SCD Diet since I am in a flare and don’t want to go back on Prednisone. I took Lialda also but I felt it did not work like u said with Asacol. Hey what multivitamin do u take? Also do u make ur own yogurt? Any tips for the diet? Have a nice holiday – James

    • Molly December 18, 2010 at 9:20 pm #

      I take a multivitamin I found on digestivewellness.com it’s called the SCD multivitamin by Freeda. The website is amazing it has everything you need for the SCD diet. I have not made yogurt yet… I bought a yogurtmaker I just have to use it but I do take a probiotic which I think helps a lot… Good Luck.

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