I have been on the SCD DIET for a month and a half, and while I had a few weeks of improvement – less blood, less Bowel Movements, more energy – I have just had a bad few days. On Tuesday I lost a lot of blood down the toilet and thought about how shocked some people would be if they saw it. Yesterday, I dragged myself to work, but came back home feeling so dreadful, almost flu-like, that I’ve finally succumbed and taken a day off work. I think my relapse is all my own fault and would love to hear advice from anyone on this. Basically I did the starter diet for a few days and then dived straight into all legals and got a bit over-excited – loads of fruit and veg, dry white wine if I was out socializing, occasional black coffee and so on. In this time, I have only lost a little weight, which is good, and on the whole, have been looking much better.
Until the last few days that is. So, I’m thinking I have to start again. I probably won’t do the soup this time, as it made me run to the loo, but I will keep to a plain diet of chicken/fish/beef, with the occasional portion of well-cooked carrots, eggs, and ripe bananas until I have reached a plateau. Then I promise to introduce new foods slowly and try not to overload my system. On Saturday, I counted 12 different fruit and veg that I had consumed – probably too many for a normal person, never mind someone who’s flaring. I’ve also been consuming quite a lot of SCD Yogurt, which seems to give me some relief, although still not wholly convinced.
Partly because one thing I’ve noticed on scd that I have a bit of a funny taste in my mouth – not overly pleasant -although my hubby assures me my breath doesn’t smell. And a bit of an achy throat. Does anyone recognize those symptoms? Or is it just my digestive system struggling to cope with my fruit and veg binges?
I am still committed to SCD and hope that it works for me in the end. I think a simple wholesome diet like this will be the making of me. It’s even encouraging me to cook and bake a lot more, and I’ve been making fabulous meals that my husband enjoys too. He probably won’t be that excited about the plain diet I’m about to embark on, but is extremely supportive.
Any advice from you guys would be so much appreciated. I need to get well asap as we’re doing another round of fertility treatment after Christmas and my goal is to be super healthy by then.
Thanks and good luck to you all.
Submitted by JoPoppy in the Colitis Venting Area
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