I am in a lot of pain on a daily basis and I need some advice regarding my diet. I did not respond to Azacol and I am not on 9mg of Entocort and while it has helped some, it still does not seem to help at night (especially 4am until I get up).
I am eating a very bland diet, but I am still suffering from bloating and gas pains. I have an internal pouch (my colon was removed about 5 years ago) and often have to go 10-15 times a day because I never feel like the pouch is empty and I always feel like I have to go. I am also on a lomotil regimen to try to control the number of times I go.
Can I change my diet more to help? Is there a better way to eat? I have read on this site that many people are looking into or have tried the Maker's diet, but I don't want something gimmicky, I just want to be able to eat and sleep without getting up every few hours.
I have cut out the following:
All carbonated beverages
All spicy foods
All red sauces (marinera, lasagna, etc)
My wife has also suggested that wheat gluten's may be the culprit.