I’m the husband of a pregnant girl with UC. Trying SCD with some success, but still having pain and blood even though stools have hardened. please help.
My Pregnant Wife’s Ulcerative Colitis
I’m pretty desperate here. My wife is 15 weeks pregnant and in what would SEEM to be the tail end of one of her worst flares ever. We think it was brought on by all of the nausea and vomiting from the pregnancy. While she was going through that, her doctor. recommended she eat lots of foods that “nourish” the intestinal walls such as overcooked white rice and to drink lots of ginger ale, etc. to settle her stomach. So, I think (given that everything she was ingesting was pretty much as “illegal” as it can get on the Specific Carbohydrate Diet) that all exacerbated the severity of her flare like 5-10-fold. we’ve been trying the SCD while her doctor bounces her from drug to drug.
In the downtime between each drug, her stools have hardened, but then each new drug has always made her go back to more, bloody diarrhea. So, with the scd being the 1 constant, we’re convinced it’s working and, at this point she’s pretty much only on the predisone med-wise. She’s having good, formed stools, but still having LOTS of pain and bleeding. we’ve cut out dairy and have her on a probiotic that’s scd-legal. Just not sure why she’s still having the pain and bleeding and I’m afraid her gastro is going to push [more] to get her on the cimzia shots, which we’re fearful of for her sake and the baby’s.
What really sucks about all of this is I think
the steroids is really affecting her mind.
I thought roids make people overconfident, but in her case they just seem to make her more angry and desperate. Is it normal, when on the SCD, to have your stools harden, but still have the seemingly worse pain and blood? If so, how long does it typically take for those symptoms to go away too?
Thanks in advance for whatever insight you can give.
She’s been on asacol, a generic of asacol, then back to asacol, lialda, a couple of others and her dr. is pushing her to get cimzia shots. she’s currently [at the moment] only on predizone though.
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