My daughter is 14 and was diagnosed with UC in March this year…
Her Medications so far: steriods.. 3months no change.. asacolon..6 months no change..Azathioprine for 8 weeks still no change..
I am devastated to say the least.. I have her on loads of supplements. thanks to alternative health, would love to try your diet but 14 year olds have a mind of their own..if she had been a lot younger or older I think I wouldn’t be facing the frustrating battle that faces me daily.. good luck.
Thanks for posting anonymous poster. I know it must be super hard to see your daughter going through something like this. My guess is that all the doctors you have seen all probably hope they could give you some advice or the magic cure as well. Especially for someone who is just beginning high school and should be out doing all kinds of other stuff than UC related doctor visits, medications, cramping etc…
You remind me of a girl who was diagnosed with UC at just about your daughter’s age. She is the girl who actually got my UC into remission about 14 months ago. As you already know, she was the one who told me about the SCD diet, and she is the one who walked into my kitchen and told me what to throw away etc… And also, she is the one who started the diet back when she was in high school and put her UC into remisssion, and then when she went away to college she started eating whatever she wanted and ran into horrible UC symptoms once again and had to drop out of college and go home for a long time. But, she was also the one who once again got back on the SCD diet and put her UC into remission again two or three years ago and has been symptoms free and medication free ever since.
So, all I am trying to say is your daughter for sure probably has no desire to be on a restricted diet. I surely didn’t want to be when I was in high school. But, if your daughter did want to give some diet stuff a try, she wouldn’t be the first teenager to go off the deep end and do a massive diet change either.
Best of luck, no matter what happens, its super cool that you care so much about your daughter, we need more of that on this planet.
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