From South Dakota/recently diagnosed with UC May 2010.
Received my second loading dose of Remicade and still on 10 mg of Prednisone. I am getting better/ more energy since starting Remicade and have not had diarrhea for 3 weeks! I can not tolerate any high fiber foods/raw vegies or fruits at this time. I am lucky to not have gluten intolerance, but have some moderate intolerance to lactose. Very life changing experience getting diagnosed with UC/but am glad to know what is now going on in my body.
I have read some on the SCD diet, but can’t imagine eating some of the foods mentioned when I am in a flare. I really want to steer towards foods that move through my colon with the least amount of resistance. At this point I am petrified of eating any raw veggies, fruits or high fiber foods.
(Thanks for posting anonymous UC’er!. That’s great that you are seeing some quick results with Remicade. I know exactly what you are talking about regarding being super scared of raw veggies and fruits and high fiber stuff. That’s the common thought, I was definitely thinking that back in my massive flared out days. My uncle was always saying that certain foods are like sandpaper moving through the walls of the colon, and when its already cut up all over…well you get the picture. Keep us posted on how things come along for you, and thanks for being the first to add to the site from South Dakota. hey, how is Crazy Horse coming along? Adam)
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