“My name is Art Chobanian. I live in Ukraine and I was diagnoses with UC in 2001. I am a very active seeker of the ways to gain long-lasting remission and do my best to help people from Ukraine and Russia learn more and more about UC.”
Some more about him:
“I was a very active sportsman and colitis simply ruined all my sporting life. Now fighting colitis is my greatest challenge. I like cooking, playing mind games and walk a lot.”
His Symptoms Right Now:
“Currently on remission.”
Art’s Story and Questions:
My story is very long as I have had my affair with UC for 13 years now. I found your site a couple of months ago and read almost all stories. I’d like to thank Adam and all active contributors to the site for their insight and great deal of challenging info on how to cope with your life and UC.
I am on remission now and have searched for some additional ways to keep my remission. The most important thing I discovered on this site was all that info on SCD. I have been on standard UC diet for so many years and when I found stories on SCD I swallowed all info like a computer filling my brain with all that valuable knowledge. I discovered a lot of interesting and benefitial in SCD and decided to give it a try.
I was lucky – my uncle sent me a copy of “Breaking a Vicious Cycle” and that became true miracle for me. I read it twice and only then my mind accepted all that info I needed and do need now to lead a healthy life.
I started from Introductory Diet, followed all instructions, as careful in everything I eat, do, think about. The beginning was not easy. My body and mind rejected everything and only in about 4-5 days I began feeling better and in 8 days and realized my body was getting used to all that new type of food and mindset.
I am now adding more types of food/products to my SCD and the only concern I have is my often visits to the toilet.
In my life before SCD I had one poop a day, rarely two. No when I am on SCD and have 2-3 visits a day and my intestine gives me hard life with all that gases and calls to defecation. The poop is OK, no bleeding, no mucus, no anything bad.
So I am here to ask for some advice. If any of you had the same experience, let me know how to handle this.
Or perhaps this is normal when switching to SCD?
Maybe I am doing something wrong?
I have not found any info on this neither in your site nor in the book. Maybe I was reading/searching bad?
I’d appreciate your assistance with this.
Thank you all and keep believing we can live a normal life!
Supplements and Medications He Uses:
I have been and still on Medrol (MetilPrednisone) and Asacol + probiotics
written by Art
submitted in the colitis venting area