Do you eat pasta while on a flare?

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Vitor Moreira
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   Posted 9/9/2009 12:42 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi,

just wondering if pasta is a good food to eat while in a flare?
Diagnosed March 2003 UC

3 and a half years in reemission, currently in a flare up for 4 weeks and counting :(
UC meds: Asacol (3 @ 2x daily); Salofalk 4G enemas nightly for the flare
30Mg Pred 2X a day (for the flare up)


Trying to think positive.


Hellokitty
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   Posted 9/9/2009 12:49 PM (GMT -6)   
My pesonal opnion is no. fresh fruit juices for me is what i do. then fresh fruit all day. Im still experimenting though.

if your going to have it better have gluten free. gluten tends to not help gut situations of any kind.
Female 32 years old
 
Diganosed ulcerative colitis November 2007
Present medication-  500mg pentasa,  250 mg  asacol (every evening)
Diet- Back on the raw foods.
 
Other medical problems- Born with asthma- no medication taken for this.
dyslexia- found out that many people with learning difficulties also have food sensitivity
 

Judy2
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   Posted 9/9/2009 1:00 PM (GMT -6)   
If you have no intolerance to gluten, pasta should be good. It's considered a more binding food.

If you have gluten intolerance, then you wouldn't want to eat wheat pasta any time.
Judy
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Moderate to severe left-sided UC diagnosed 2001. Flared for 5 years, finally in remission with Remicade since March 2006. Colazal,  Remicade, Nature's Way Primadophilus Reuteri.
Avascular necrosis in both shoulders is  my "forever" gift from steroids.
Chronic joint/connective tissue/muscle pain; TKR 05/09 
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songlady
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   Posted 9/9/2009 1:12 PM (GMT -6)   
For me, my doctor always recommended pasta.
Diagnosed UP 1983, Azulphidine
Diagnosed UC 1986 Prednisone almost 2 years
Asacol - 16 pills a day
Metamucil - 2 doses a day
Cortenemas until recently
Rowasa as of 9/8
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Flax Seed Oil
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Christine1946
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   Posted 9/9/2009 2:09 PM (GMT -6)   
     Personally, I don't eat pasta when flaring because I don't care for it without my delicious, home made spaghetti sauce...lol...and I sure don't want to eat that while flaring.
     I stick to a low residue diet.  Now that I am in remission,  I am eating pasta tonight!! turn
 
Diagnosed with ulcerative proctitis in 1998 in hospital
Hospitalized (2nd time) in May 2008 for ten days.
Remission Nov 08 thru May of 09.
Slowly coming out of flare.  Meds: Colazal (6 per day), prednisone 10 mgm and tapering weekly, Cort enema nightly, Canasa in morning, Benicar 20 mg for BP, flaxseed oil 3 x a day, fishoil 2 x a day, probiotic 3 x a day, calcium with D 1x a day and multivitamin.
Doctor had me on 100 mgm of 6MP which drastically lowered my white count.  Now off the 6MP pending results of repeat white count. UGH.


Capsid
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   Posted 9/9/2009 2:34 PM (GMT -6)   
I just came through a flare and did not change my diet and continued to eat pasta throughout. In remission again now.
Mark
 
200mg/day azathioprine


ElephantPipe
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   Posted 9/9/2009 3:14 PM (GMT -6)   
I eat pasta and potatoes a lot while I'm flaring. And rice.
19yr old female diagnosed with UC (pancolitis) in 2005 at age 15
125mg Azathioprine 1xday / 1 Mesalamine enema every other night /
2000mg Fish Oil 1xday (out) / 500mg Turmeric 3xday /
450mg Boswellia 2xday / 400IU Vitamin E 1xday /
2 Fiber Choice tabs 1xday
Arthritis in both knees
Also: asthma, acid reflux, and Reynaud's Syndrome


turnpkegates
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   Posted 9/9/2009 3:39 PM (GMT -6)   
i could be totally wrong but for my personally what i eat and drink has no affect on me one way or another...my dr says this is the case for most people...

notsosicklygirl
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   Posted 9/9/2009 4:45 PM (GMT -6)   
I eat as little as possible. I don't change what I eat so much, I do avoid sugars and syrups but I eat fairly normally, just less of what I usually eat. I generally eat pretty healthy.
Diagnosed with mild proctitis in March 2007: Treated with Canasa (as needed)
Horrible relapse: August 08 - December 08: Began treating with Asacol 400mg (9/day) + Canasa 2x/day - Anemic
Canasa nightly + Asacol (9/day) + Probiotics + Iron
 


AmyWaffle
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   Posted 9/9/2009 4:51 PM (GMT -6)   
I think pasta can be gentle on your digestion in moderation while flaring.
good luck.
UC since 1996 (age 20)
Mommy of 2 sweet little girls.

Asacol (12/day)
Azathioprine (175 mg)
Prednisone (60 mg)
Rowasa nightly
Immodium daily
First Remicade 6/22/09 [discontinued 8/12/09, not helping]


Jratt
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   Posted 9/9/2009 4:54 PM (GMT -6)   
When in the hospital for a flare they fed me pasta as part of the low res diet.
Diagnosed U.Proctitis 07

Flare Feb 09 - Diagnosed with Severe Pancolitis
Remicade, 500 mg Salofalk Suppositories & the odd 4G enema


idontfeelgood
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   Posted 9/10/2009 1:19 AM (GMT -6)   
I notice myself going to the bathroom and also some cramping when I have spaghetti. It's awful because spaghetti is my favorite food. If you notice something not right with your system when you digest it, please please don't eat it. It's not worth it if it makes you sick.
Colazal - 4 capsules 3x/day
6MP - 75 mg/day


mindstyle
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   Posted 9/14/2009 9:06 AM (GMT -6)   
I eat whatever I want but just reduced amount.
Male, Diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis since 2006, at the age of 30 years

Currently taking
100mg of Azathioprine, twice a day
2250mg of Balsalazide Hydrochloride, 3X a day
1mg of Vit. B12, once a day
500mg Salazopyrine suppository once a day.

30mg/day of Prednisolone since 2009/08/21 to control recent flare up, will reduce the dose by 5mg each week. (hoping not to swell up)

250mg Neproxen as and when required for migraine (usually twice a week and I don't know if this is side-effect of Salazopyrine)


Hellokitty
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   Posted 9/14/2009 9:12 AM (GMT -6)   
Please Please. No Pasta. I promis if you are having urgecy the fresh fruit will help. As long as you eat it on its own on an empty stomach.

Im not perfect but there is no urgecey in me. I promis it will help.

if you really dont want the fruit then just dont eat the carbs. You do need carbs in your diet but at least for 2 days.
Female 32 years old
 
Diganosed ulcerative colitis November 2007
Present medication-  500mg pentasa,  250 mg  asacol (every evening)
Diet- Back on the raw foods.
 
Other medical problems- Born with asthma- no medication taken for this.
dyslexia- found out that many people with learning difficulties also have food sensitivity
 

Peety
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   Posted 9/14/2009 1:32 PM (GMT -6)   
I think pasta is good for a sore gut, unless you have the gluten issue like I do, as others have said. Then use corn pasta, it's very good. No tomato sauce for me, though, just salt and pepper.

Fresh fruit would kill me when I was flaring, except something like bananas (in moderation)
Even my healthy husband can get tummy aches and urgency from fresh fruits sometimes.
49 year old female attorney, diagnosed UC/pancolitis 1985. 
Asacol maintenance for 20+ years; 
Prednisone & Rowasa for flares. 
Food sensitivity test by Naturopath showed wheat/gluten, other intolerances, helped some. 
Remicade started April 2009 (Humira denied) and doing great~ learning what normal is~ wow


Hellokitty
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   Posted 9/14/2009 4:02 PM (GMT -6)   
But does anyone eat them on their own? thats my only question. its just I used to think that as well then suddenly i tryed this raw foods thing and they were not making me go to the loo all the time. the only thing i had to change was eating fruit on its own and not eating complex carbohydrates.

Im only wondering if people think its the furit when really its the combination of fruit and carbohydrate. Im thinking this as i eat masses of furit and have not had the laxitive effects that i thought it would. whats your opinion.
Female 32 years old
 
Diganosed ulcerative colitis November 2007
Present medication-  500mg pentasa,  250 mg  asacol (every evening)
Diet- Back on the raw foods.
 
Other medical problems- Born with asthma- no medication taken for this.
dyslexia- found out that many people with learning difficulties also have food sensitivity
 

subdued
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   Posted 9/14/2009 7:49 PM (GMT -6)   
I don't have any wheat/gluten intolerance; so for me, it depends on what I put on the pasta. Pasta with tomato sauce and cheese is kind of like pizza. It has three ingredients that could cause issues: wheat/gluten, tomatoes, and cheese.

If I ate pasta with turmeric and butter, then it would calm my colon inflammation, but then I'm not wheat/gluten intolerant.
Joy - 47 yrs and counting; Dx Colitis Dec 06 (also had IBS); Currently in remission

Figuring out how to reduce a flare or get into remission is a trial and error experience. Don't expect your GI to have all the answers. He was trained in making diagnoses, prescribing medications, and surgically removing the colon. He was not trained in alternative treatments. That's why they are called alternative treatments.

What works for me: Fecal transplantation, Probiotics, Anti-inflammatory foods, No HFCS, No foods high in fructose, No artificial sweeteners, No pro-inflammatory foods when flaring, Vitamins, Lexapro (for stress).


subdued
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   Posted 9/14/2009 7:54 PM (GMT -6)   
turnpkegates said...
i could be totally wrong but for my personally what i eat and drink has no affect on me one way or another...my dr says this is the case for most people...


I think this is the case for some people, not most people. I found that doctors don't want to listen to patients when it comes to things like diet, which is why my GI has no idea how large of a role food plays in my flares. He just isn't interested in hearing about it; so I don't talk about it.
Joy - 47 yrs and counting; Dx Colitis Dec 06 (also had IBS); Currently in remission

Figuring out how to reduce a flare or get into remission is a trial and error experience. Don't expect your GI to have all the answers. He was trained in making diagnoses, prescribing medications, and surgically removing the colon. He was not trained in alternative treatments. That's why they are called alternative treatments.

What works for me: Fecal transplantation, Probiotics, Anti-inflammatory foods, No HFCS, No foods high in fructose, No artificial sweeteners, No pro-inflammatory foods when flaring, Vitamins, Lexapro (for stress).


subdued
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   Posted 9/14/2009 7:57 PM (GMT -6)   
Peety said...
I think pasta is good for a sore gut, unless you have the gluten issue like I do, as others have said. Then use corn pasta, it's very good. No tomato sauce for me, though, just salt and pepper.

Fresh fruit would kill me when I was flaring, except something like bananas (in moderation)
Even my healthy husband can get tummy aches and urgency from fresh fruits sometimes.


If you haven't already, then you might want to also try pineapple and berries. I'm fructose intolerant; so I mostly eat just bananas when eating fruit. I can also tolerate pineapple, which has digestive enzymes, and berries, which contains antioxidants. All three are supposed to be okay if you are fructose intolerant.
Joy - 47 yrs and counting; Dx Colitis Dec 06 (also had IBS); Currently in remission

Figuring out how to reduce a flare or get into remission is a trial and error experience. Don't expect your GI to have all the answers. He was trained in making diagnoses, prescribing medications, and surgically removing the colon. He was not trained in alternative treatments. That's why they are called alternative treatments.

What works for me: Fecal transplantation, Probiotics, Anti-inflammatory foods, No HFCS, No foods high in fructose, No artificial sweeteners, No pro-inflammatory foods when flaring, Vitamins, Lexapro (for stress).


nana1947
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   Posted 9/14/2009 9:33 PM (GMT -6)   
y doctor prescribed mashed potatoes, white rice, pasta and mashed bananas.  I ate all three and cleared up the flare fine.   I even used a little light soy sauce on the rice and homemade alfredo sauce (without the garlic) on the pasta.  As long as I kept the sauces light and mild, I got along well. 
 

Hellokitty
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   Posted 9/15/2009 6:50 AM (GMT -6)   
I didn't think that I had any problems with gluten. I new about dairy but i really didnt think about gluten caused me any problems. I then read the paul nison book and it said to give up grains. so i did, but only because it was in his book, i didn;t think I was intolerant. but then my asthma allergies cleared up and i stoped sneezing every morning. It was amazing. It also helped reduce the D i was having at the time.

Now i question this. maybe one thinks that they are not intolerant but they really are.

My sister in law is a celiac, before she was dignosed she, stopped eating peppers, she said they bothered her. Once she was dignosed she found she could eat peppers.

the same with me. i became a vegetarian. i rejected all meat. this was before my dignosis. Now ive given up complex carbs i can eat meat if i want. I dont but i can.

strange
Female 32 years old
 
Diganosed ulcerative colitis November 2007
Present medication-  500mg pentasa,  250 mg  asacol (every evening)
Diet- Back on the raw foods.
 
Other medical problems- Born with asthma- no medication taken for this.
dyslexia- found out that many people with learning difficulties also have food sensitivity
 

subdued
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   Posted 9/15/2009 2:52 PM (GMT -6)   
I know someone who got flares some 20 years ago. She became a vegetarian and has never had a flare since.

I also have cut down on my meat, just fish and chicken, and not every day.
Joy - 47 yrs and counting; Dx Colitis Dec 06 (also had IBS); Currently in remission

Figuring out how to reduce a flare or get into remission is a trial and error experience. Don't expect your GI to have all the answers. He was trained in making diagnoses, prescribing medications, and surgically removing the colon. He was not trained in alternative treatments. That's why they are called alternative treatments.

What works for me: Fecal transplantation, Probiotics, Anti-inflammatory foods, No HFCS, No foods high in fructose, No artificial sweeteners, No pro-inflammatory foods when flaring, Vitamins, Lexapro (for stress).


NiRo
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   Posted 9/15/2009 3:16 PM (GMT -6)   
I wish being a vegetarian helped to avoid getting UC. I have been one since I was born and still got this stupid disease.
Diagnosed with Pancolitis (Moderate in 4/5th of the colon, Mild in 1/5th) in July 2009
Lialda 4x a day (2x in the morning, 2x at night)
Rowasa Enema 1x at night
Align (Probiotic) 1x a day
Fish Oil 4x a day
Multi-Vitamins (includes B-12, Vitamin D, Vitamin C) 1x a day


fruitgirl
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   Posted 9/15/2009 3:31 PM (GMT -6)   
I ate a lot of pasta when I was flaring, simply because it didn't hurt when it came back out, like someone else said. When I'd eat stuff that wasn't easily digestable (like fruits or veggies that weren't really well cooked), it came out in chunks, and that just didn't feel good. Maybe it was a mental thing, but I don't like seeing identifiable pieces of food in my poop. (Well, on the occasion that I eat corn on the cob, it's ok, b/c I know that happens to just about everyone! This bothered me because it wasn't normal)

Kitty, your diet is pretty extreme, and there are a lot of people who just won't want to try it...I know I wouldn't! I'm glad you've found something that helped you, but please remember that a lot of people have also been helped by conventional meds. I definitely have as I don't have any UC symptoms right now. And even though most of the people on the forum are having problems with conventional meds, I think that that's why they're here...meds don't work for them and they're looking for other options.
Status: Remission since May 2009!
Symptoms began in November 2008, ~4 weeks after giving birth to my son.
Diagnosed with pancolitis on 1/30/09
Current meds: Apriso (4 0.375g pills ONCE!! daily), mesalamine enema twice weekly, Natural Factors Ultimate probiotic 12/12 Formula, OrthoNovum, multivitamin.


Hellokitty
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   Posted 9/16/2009 5:46 AM (GMT -6)   
I wish i could have just become a vegatarin, but it was the complex carbs that were doing it. which is alot harder to give up than meat.

why did it have to be complex carbs. any way there are alot of people on the raw line who have not flared in years due to the diet. but they have been doing it for alot longer than me.
Female 32 years old
 
Diganosed ulcerative colitis November 2007
Present medication-  500mg pentasa,  250 mg  asacol (every evening)
Diet- Back on the raw foods.
 
Other medical problems- Born with asthma- no medication taken for this.
dyslexia- found out that many people with learning difficulties also have food sensitivity
 
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