Diagnosed at Age 24 with Crohn’s Disease (Colonoscopy show 90% of Colon affected, GI estimated disease onset 9 years b/f diagnosis in 2007), living in southern Virginia originally from Indiana. Married mother with a toddler at home and working full-time as an Engineer. Love baking, reading, hiking the Blue Ridge Mountains.
Currently in an ongoing moderate flare-up, tons of blood, loose stool, cramps headaches, tired. Counting the current flar-up starting in July of last year even though I thought I was in remission for Nov -Jan.
I tried my first SCD yogurt today and loved it!
Between the support I feel on this site and loving the yogurt, I think I’m going to go full SCD
and get this flare-up under control. I’m posting today because I want to know how other people have started the SCD
, my family is included on this ride because I do almost all the cooking in the house, so I was wondering do most people ease into it or just jump into it full force?A little background on why I’m trying this diet now. I’ve been diagnosed with Crohn’s for 6 years now, and was in remission until July of last year. My “first” flare up happened right after I started my first big job out of college, it was most definitely brought on by a high paced stressful job. It was really awful, months of tests before finally being diagnosed and put on Asacol and 60mg dose of Prednisone (which made me go crazy, like laying on the floor screaming at my now husband about not taking the dog for a walk). It did clear up, I got off all the drugs but a low maintenance dose of Asacol, and spent the next few years in happy remission.Fast forward to July of 2011, I had just finished weaning my daughter (born Oct. 2010) and was feeling really good about life in general. So good that I decided it was time for some career advancement, things got stressful even if it was in a good way and my Crohn’s was back. In the past year I’ve been on Asacol, Asacol HD, Entocort, Prednisone, Canassa, Cortifoam, and some other gross gel stuff that didn’t work.
My GI really wants me to try Imuran, but I don’t think the side affect are worth it. There’s also another reason I don’t want to be drugged up, I’ve got baby fever. I’m so ready for another little one. I’m also pretty sure that whatever goes on in your body while pregnant that keeps your body from attacking the baby also helps you’re gut not attack itself.
So I’m making yogurt, working on cutting out caffeine, reading the SCD book and trying to psych myself up to do this diet. Any words of wisdom would be appreciated!
Where I’d Like to Be in 1 Year:
Complete remission and pregnant!
Asacol and Canassa have worked best for me with the occasional prednisone, haven’t tried much else because I’m wary of the side-effects.
written by Amy