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   Posted 1/1/2010 12:09 PM (GMT -6)   
What kind of diet do you follow? I know it's not going to be much different than the UC diet. The only foods I absolutely know of that set me off are fatty greasy foods. How do you absolutely know you can't take certain foods when you're already in a flare? How do you prepare your food?
Diagnosed with UC in February 2009, has had an ongoing flare up since October 2008.

Medication: tapering off Prednisone

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Date Joined Apr 2005
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   Posted 1/1/2010 12:26 PM (GMT -6)   
Diet is pretty individual to each of us. Some can eat things, while others can't. I currently live on a low residue diet and it works well for ME. You can google it and get some diet ideas. Its easy to chew, easy to digest type of diet. Good luck!
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Crohn's Disease for over 34 years. Currently on Asacol, Prilosec, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain, Zofran, Phenergan, Probiotics, Calcium, Vit D, and Xanax prn. Resections in 2002 & 2005. Also diagnosed w/ Fibromyalgia, Osteoarthritis, & Anxiety. Currently my Crohns is in remission, but my joints are going crazy!
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Date Joined Oct 2008
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   Posted 1/1/2010 3:23 PM (GMT -6)   
I follow the Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD), which is gluten, starch, sugar, and lactose free. Therefore, I pretty much make all my food from scratch.
34 years old, Crohn's disease for 15 of them
Resection of ileocecal valve on 09/22/09
Current Meds: Pentasa, Effexor XR, Zyrtec
Supplements: 3 kinds of Fish Oil, Multi-Vitamin, B-Complex, Vitamins D, E, & K, Calcium, Magnesium, Enzymes
SCD since 12/01/08 - eating Stage 3 foods

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Date Joined Oct 2009
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   Posted 1/1/2010 8:35 PM (GMT -6)   
I avoid too much fiber. I ate a whole sauteed onion (about 2lbs) last month and paid for it! Also very spicy hot foods hurt me.
I use FD&C Blue dye number 1 and it really seems to help me.  There is SCIENCE behind this.  Just ask me and I will explain it to you.  U/C and Crohn's for 34 years.  Blue dye for two months and I am feeling pretty good!  I am so excited by this but I need others to try it with their doctor's permission.  Simple food coloring!!  BLUE1.  
Your doctor will know nothing about this being for Crohn's, it is my observation.  Question is is it safe for you. I can't make money on this, it's already in your kitchen.  I just want to help.
I do 2 drops in 6 ounces of water when I get up, 2 or 3 drops in 16 or 20 ounces of water that I sip all day and then 2 drops in 6 ounces of water at bedtime.   Max of 7 drops a day.  Give it about ten days.  I am NOT a healthcare professional.   Ask your doctor if this is safe for you.  Same Blue dye that is in Gatorade etc.

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