Hi, I am a 37 yr old mother of 2, (6 and 3yr olds), work full time,
and was diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis in 2005.
I have had 2 major flare up within the last 6 months, (July 2011-Dec 2011)as well as a clostridium difficille infection on top of my latest flare in Nov. 2011. All of which I have been hospitalized for 5-6 days for! These were all diagnosed with a sigmoidoscopy, not fun!
I am really interested in the SCD diet.
Any information would be greatly appreciated as I can’t live with the cramps, 15-20 bloody mucousy diarrhea anymore. I am currently on prednisone 30mg per day, mesevant 4.8 mg per day, vancomycin (antibiotic), vitamin D, calcium, probiotics, omega 3. My electrolytes and some blood work are out of whack indicating I am malnourished. I have lost about 8-10 lbs this episode and am at the lowest weight I have been, even before I had kids. I am worried about getting enough nutrition on the SCD at the beginning, and am not sure how fast to introduce other foods on the legal list into my diet. I have been trying to keep a journal as well. I have no idea why I flared up and keep blaming myself that it was something I ate or drank or something. I am tired of feeling guilty. I have a very supportive husband who is willing to support me in any diet or regime I decide and for that I am extremely thankful! There is also very conflicting data from the doctors and from the actual end users of the diet. Both my doctor and dietician told me not to go on this diet, but I don’t know what else to do, and I have to try something different, because my old ways aren’t helping me. I am tired, frustrated and confused, thanks for listening!