I started SCD about two months ago. I have noticed that it has helped minimize my symptoms quite a bit. I was diagnosed about five years ago, rarely had flares, but over the past year (my second year of law school) I noticed that bleeding was becoming more common. I was off meds and tried some holistic approaches, one which included a form of SCD. I am currently on 6 Asacol a day and Canasa every other night. I am slowly weaning off of it. I also do acupuncture which used to seem more effective than it is now. I occasionally have cheated on the diet whether it be because I don’t have the proper foods in my immediate grasp or because I am in a setting where I really don’t have much of a choice and cave from pressure or convenience.
Earlier today I had a small bag of chips and as soon as I ate it I started to feel off. I ended up bleeding tonight after not having bled for a good month and half. It’s just so up and down. I know I did it to myself, then I get mad at myself, and think was it worth it? Anyway, I just feel frustrated and overwhelmed. Does this mean I should start the diet all over again? Also, how often is too often to be having the legal alcoholic beverages? Elaine’s book says occasionally but I don’t want to overdo it. I know a lot of this has to do with listening to your own body. I’ve also found that nuts irritate me as does almond flour. Are these things I should be reintroducing later on? Another thing I have a lot of trouble with and foresee being an issue when classes resume is not being able to drink coffee. I need an energy boost for the nights I don’t get enough sleep due to my demanding schedule. Any ideas? Sorry for the essay. I just have nobody to ask these things from and came across this site. Your advice/guidance would be appreciated.
Submitted by “Tiffany”