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Pregnancy and Inflammation — 2 Comments

  1. This is a great post and sums up a lot of what I’ve been wrestling with too lately, well except for the getting pregnant part…. I know from experience last summer that I can get to remission pretty quickly if I gulp down 6 Mesalamine pills a day. But then I tried to wean myself back to 2 or 3 pills a day while eating a “regular” diet and the symptoms started coming back. So I wasn’t really healed, I was just hiding the symptoms. I LOVE all the starchy foods I used to eat and beer, oh sweet beer…. but I don’t want to simply be “treated” with handfuls of very expensive pills. I want to actually be healthy if I can get there, even if it means giving some things up and ignoring my GI’s statement that I should be able to eat whatever I want.

    I started on SCD as of Jan 1 and it seems to be helping a fair bit. It’s not a total fix yet, though it’s still early and I didn’t properly start with the very restrictive first stage diet. Really like the blog and it is helpful to be able to hear another perspective on the diet and healing generally.

  2. Thanks so much, Mike–I’m really glad this hits home for you. Yes, I miss those foods sooooo much sometimes…although, thankfully, over time that is gradually fading. The more I learn and relearn the price I now pay for eating them, the less appealing they become. Moving toward acceptance is a big part of what this blog is about, although I’m still early in the storytelling. It takes a lot of inner growth to deal with the big adjustments in diet. I’m glad the SCD is improving things a bit! Many healing wishes for you as you continue your journey.

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