Hi fellow UC’ers! I have officially ended my “intro” to scd, but I feel frustrated! Nothing really has changed with my colitis…I have however found that I’m in better moods, more focused, have more patience for my kids, and have a bit more energy (which DEFINITELY IS A GOOD THING!). My husband actually noticed too and commented how “he has his old Angie back!” This makes me VERY happy considering I too have been struggling with mood issues for quite some time now. Any-who….I am very disappointed that I haven’t noticed the slightest bit of improvement in my colitis. I’m figuring it will take some more time, but it is rather discouraging seeing that this is the FURTHEST THING from being an easy diet, especially when you are a sweet freak… and man, do I miss my coffee, and toast, and beer, and ice cream, and chocolate, and…you get the idea!
I’m still having all the symptoms of my flare, still on 20 mg prednisone, and sulfasalazine. And I don’t think the yogurt really agreed with me…the only time I tried it, I was in the bathroom every 1/2 hr. And, I made it EXACTLY according to btvc. Now, I’m scared to try it again. I lost 5 lbs in less than a week, and I’m SO sick of plain chicken, plain beef and the thought of the chicken soup makes me seriously gag! SO, I moved on and have started eating other scd legal foods. Afterall, it does state 3-5 days max on the intro. What are your thoughts and experiences on beginning the diet? Is the “d”, blood, and mucus supposed to subside during the intro? Maybe it won’t work for me? I’m confused because my interpretation after reading btvc was that the “d” was supposed to stop during the intro, and not to introduce anyother foods until your ‘d’ is better? Any comments, suggestions on this matter? Thanks!