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All Boards >> Crohn’s Disease and Colitis Board Discussions


Reged: 08/18/09
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Something that really works
      01/15/11 04:57 PM

Hi all! I've been a member of Heather's IBS board, though not active for a while. Recently my husband was diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis. He went on Asacol and Rowasa enemas. As soon as the month of enemas was out, his symptoms came back full force. So then his GI prescribed hydrocortizone enemas, which helped but when they ran out, his symptoms came back.

His colonoscopy showed widespread inflammation in his large intestine, known as pan colitis. His doctor wanted him to take prednizone and 6mp. Both drugs comes with a risk of serious side effects.

Reluctant to subject him to harsh drugs, my husband and I did some research and discovered the Specific Carbohydrate Diet. His doctor basically laughed at us when we suggested it. We decided to try it on our own.

For him, amazing results. By day 3 of the diet, his UC symptoms were gone and he's had normal BMs every day since. He's been completely off all drugs since starting the diet as well.

For me, a lifelong IBS sufferer, I am not finding the same sort of improvement. That just tells me that the cause of our diseases are different.

If you have been diagnosed with UC or Crohns, I highly recommend trying this diet. Search the web--there are lots of people who responded to the diet when drugs wouldn't work. Most doctors will tell you diet has nothing to do with UC, but that's clearly not true.

Good luck! We are tracking our progress on the diet through a blog: thescd dot wordpress dot com

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* Something that really works frygurl 01/15/11 04:57 PM
. * Re: Something that really works berky   07/16/11 01:36 PM
. * Re: Something that really works kim123   07/18/11 08:10 PM
. * Re: Something that really works berky   07/20/11 11:32 AM
. * Re: Something that really works Schnauzer1   07/22/11 10:42 AM
. * Re: Something that really works kim123   07/21/11 08:25 AM
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