low residue diet= confused

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worsenow!!!
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Date Joined Jul 2008
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   Posted 9/11/2008 2:24 AM (GMT -6)   
hi everyone what have i missed? hope everyone are doing ok!!
i haven't been on the site lately as i was put onto a low residue diet so i have been concentrsting on that. Dont think I am doing too well with it! I have been off all my meds for a few weeks and feeling great unil the low res diet.
 
Last night i was up from 4 am in pain swollen, and full of trapped wind. I ended up having a bowel movement at the back of 5 so i ended up taking ages to fall back asleep now i am exhausted. ( iam also still decorating)
 
But I have a few questions about this diet and i hope you all will help me with it.
LAst night for dinenr i had mac + cheese. I know the pasta is allowed but is the sauce?
I like tom based sauces such as passata, is this allowed?
 
the sheet that was given to me is not particularly clear on wht is allowed. What salad veg are allowed etc....
 
thanks for your help guys
xx
extreme constipation from birth
fainting spells aged 15, then diagnosed I.B.S
anal fissures, haemorrhoids internal and external
mucous and bleeding
sigmoidoscopies, endoscpies, scans, x-rays, bloods
h-pylori aged 24-26
more tests, diagnosed severe slow transit, marker tests took 3-4 weeks to come away
large colon removed in 2007, aged 27( surgeon said removed 10ft) no colostomy
still in severe pain, awaiting dietician appt, now lots of food intoleraces
 
meds- ibuprofen, fluoxetine, amitriptyline,and omeprazole
 
LOCATION- North east of scotland


suebear
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Date Joined Feb 2006
Total Posts : 5690
   Posted 9/11/2008 5:09 AM (GMT -6)   
Why are you on a low residue diet?
Cheese tends to slow things down so if you are seeking a reduction in your frequency cheese would be good for that.
 
Sue
dx proctitis in 1987
dx UC in 1991, was stable until 1998

1998 started prednisone, asacol, pentasa, nortriptylene, ativan, 6MP, rowasa enemas and suppositories, hydrocortisone enemas, tried the SCD diet, being a vegetarian, omega 3s, flax, pranic healing, yoga, acupuncture, probiotics

2000 lost all my B-12 stores and became anemic

2001 opted for j-pouch surgery- now living life med-free


worsenow!!!
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Date Joined Jul 2008
Total Posts : 208
   Posted 9/11/2008 5:44 AM (GMT -6)   
hi Sue, i seem to have developed a lot of food intolerances since the removal of the large colon. Since the op the pain and bloating have been worse, but i stopped some foods tht i noticed through my food diary that were causing it. I don't go very often, 1-2 times per day which is fine, but being honest i have no real idea why i am on it. I seemed to be doing better for a few weeks without the diet. I am hapy having 1/2 bm's per day but i have noticed i am in pain with mac + cheese. Do you know much about this diet?
amanda
extreme constipation from birth
fainting spells aged 15, then diagnosed I.B.S
anal fissures, haemorrhoids internal and external
mucous and bleeding
sigmoidoscopies, endoscpies, scans, x-rays, bloods
h-pylori aged 24-26
more tests, diagnosed severe slow transit, marker tests took 3-4 weeks to come away
large colon removed in 2007, aged 27( surgeon said removed 10ft) no colostomy
still in severe pain, awaiting dietician appt, now lots of food intoleraces
 
meds- ibuprofen, fluoxetine, amitriptyline,and omeprazole
 
LOCATION- North east of scotland


suebear
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Date Joined Feb 2006
Total Posts : 5690
   Posted 9/11/2008 6:22 AM (GMT -6)   

A low residue diet is used to decrease frequency, especially in those who have a lot of diarrhea or just too many bowel movements per day.  I had a intolerance to wheat after my surgery.  I eliminated all wheat from my diet for about 6 weeks and then was able to comfortably eat it again.  You should be able to return to eating normally after a period of time.  As you are doing, log your food intake and try and determine how it affects you.  If a food is problemmatic now try it again in a few weeks. 

Is your pain gas pain?  If so watch your intake of carbohydrates like pasta, wheat, and carbonated beverages.

Sue


dx proctitis in 1987
dx UC in 1991, was stable until 1998

1998 started prednisone, asacol, pentasa, nortriptylene, ativan, 6MP, rowasa enemas and suppositories, hydrocortisone enemas, tried the SCD diet, being a vegetarian, omega 3s, flax, pranic healing, yoga, acupuncture, probiotics

2000 lost all my B-12 stores and became anemic

2001 opted for j-pouch surgery- now living life med-free


worsenow!!!
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Date Joined Jul 2008
Total Posts : 208
   Posted 9/15/2008 1:32 PM (GMT -6)   
hiya Sue sorry it has taken so long to reply, i can't understand then wy i am on this diet as I do not have a problem with being too frequent, i have roughly 1-2 bm's per day, sometimes more, sometimes it is trapped gas but i have found great little positions to get into and that normal alleviates it straight away. I did tell the dieticiian how many times i visit the bathroom, well it was also logged in my diary which she read, but i don't feel i go too often. I am even more confused now, as to why i have been put on this diet, as through doing the diary i am finding out what i can tolerate anyway. Oh well maybe there is method in the madness, i suppose only time will tell.

How are you anyway sue ???
amanda xx
extreme constipation from birth
fainting spells aged 15, then diagnosed I.B.S
anal fissures, haemorrhoids internal and external
mucous and bleeding
sigmoidoscopies, endoscpies, scans, x-rays, bloods
h-pylori aged 24-26
more tests, diagnosed severe slow transit, marker tests took 3-4 weeks to come away
large colon removed in 2007, aged 27( surgeon said removed 10ft) no colostomy
still in severe pain, awaiting dietician appt, now lots of food intoleraces
 
meds- ibuprofen, fluoxetine, amitriptyline,and omeprazole
 
LOCATION- North east of scotland

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