Post Edited (Victoria72) : 3/21/2008 1:06:15 PM (GMT-6)
God bless you for having to go through all of this. My father had lupus and my grandfather has a colostomy bag (sp?) now due to colon cancer. I am not as familiar with lupus as I am CD so I can't much help with that. I can tell you I have experienced pain from eating the wrong foods just about every day. After asking people on this board, I learned a low residue low fiber diet would be best for me. (I have a stricture and I am lactose intolerant) I drink the lactaid milk and take lactaid pills before ANY kind of dairy. I have started taking fish oil pills and drinking at least 32 ounces of water a day if not more. Just in the last few days I have noticed I have no cramping. I do not take meds for the CD. Oh, I also take 2 children's gummy vitamins each night. You may want to "google" low residue diet and try it. So far it's working for me!