My son (20) was diagnosed with UC in May of 2012. We have been going through rough times with him. My wife and I are doing so much to help him and got him with a clinical nutritionist. We are very disappointed with the regular GI doctors (most don’t care).
My Son’s Colitis Story:
To the UC community… We are starting the SCD diet even though we don’t have it, but we want to support our son (and he is in College).
Our son is having difficulties because reprogramming his brain to eat the SCD food has been hard for him, he says that he is always hungry. Could anybody in the community let us know what kind of snacking you all do so you are not hungry all the time?
College life makes it difficult for him since he is always on the run. I would appreciate as a father and mother all your input so I can help my son through this difficult time. I would like to see him off medicine and healthy. We are suffering much when we see him feeling bad…
I have more trust on this Clinical Nutritionist than on any of the GI doctors that have seen him. It is outrageous that doctors do not mention the SCD diet at all. Why is this?
Our son is on Lialda, does anyone know if this medicine interferes with the SCD diet?
I also have the feeling that my son has a degree of emotional interference, since I have noticed that when he is very stressed out things change more. He usually goes more to the restroom if we talk too much about his condition, or if he finds himself alone in the apartment. He has two roommates, but I have noticed that they are always engaged in their own rooms, I always tell him that he needs to socialize more in person than virtually.
I know deep within my heart that not having a girlfriend bothers him very very much…now, he knows that that part we can not fulfill.
So, his UC I believe is due to bad nutrition in College and stress! Doctors say no, but I say yes! I think Doctors are either playing dumb or in another planet.
As parents of a UC 20 year old son we appreciate all your help and input in advance!
written by Julian (the father of a colitis patient)