A 30 year old stay at home mom. I love boating, working out, shopping and most of all spending time with my sweet little family!
cramping, diarrhea, mucus, bloating, weight loss
I was diagnosed with UC when right after I gave birth to my first born. I was having blood and mucus in my stools, but didnt have any pain at all. After my colonoscopy, I was informed I had a very mild case of UC. I was given some Canasa suppositories and that was pretty much it. The problems cleared up pretty quickly after all my hormones from pregnancy got back to normal. I never even had to use one suppository. Fast forward to this year, my pregnancy with my second boy was problem free and I hadn’t had any problems with UC. I pretty much figured UC was a silly little disease that really had no effect on me. WOW, was I wrong! I got pregnant with my third baby and was amazed at how much I was showing after 5 weeks. Turns out it wasn’t that I was showing, I was just about to begin a very nasty flare. All that show was actually just bloat from UC! I miscarried, and the same day began the worst flare. I couldn’t stand up straight, i had mucus, blood , diarrhea, and was in so much pain. I was put on steroids for 2 months. They made me feel awful, so I only did one month a vowed to cure myself with the SCD.
I am now one month into it. I was feeling great! After about 2 weeks on it, things were clearing up. Bowels movements were firm and there was no blood or mucus!! Unfortunately, i am now 1 month into it and all my symptoms are returning!!! Im scared. I have not cheated in the slightest! I was eating cheese, eggs and the yogurt just fine in the beginning and now I’m bloating, diarrhea, etc… Help?!?! Is it possible this diet just wont work for me or do you think the eggs and such are just too rough for me? Has this happened to anyone else? What did you do?? We really wanted to try for number 3 and im just so sad that this damn disease may take that away from us. I just knew this diet would answer all my prayers, but it looks like it may not! Any input would be awesome. Thanks for letting m e share my story.
Where I’d like to be in 1 year:
Symptom free and possibly with baby number three on the way. I just want to be healthy again!!!
Lialda (2 a day)
Canasa (every single night)
SCD safe multi-vitamin
written by Jess
submitted in the colitis venting area