Vinegar Bad for my UC!

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doors12
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   Posted 3/11/2010 9:02 PM (GMT -7)   
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Well definitely narrowing it down - for me and no doubt dozens of you fried foods can be a problem.  But I seem to have found that VINEGAR is capable of creating a good old fashion spasm of hot-stone-dropped-into-my-gummy-semi-sensate intestines, where's the crapper?? This was how my symptoms of then undiagnosed UC got right before the diarrhea came exponentially until it was every 30 minutes and I was in the ER.
 
Hope you stayed with me through that paragraph.  I had a sub sandwich at Quiznos with vinagrette dressing.  Probably about 3 hours later it hit me - all of a sudden - WHAM@! - and bear in mind, I have several UC pains as follows:
 
1.  Gurgly, grumpy, farting, sharting hey-i-skipped-a-dose-of-colazal-or-tried-generic balsalazide
(common for me and doesn't worry me much)
 
2.  Electric eel consciousness-splitting lightning of the mind, like jumper cable hooked up to my colon.
(hello God, it's me here)
 
3.  Sharp stabbing vertical sphincter pain "ahhhh-ouch---oh--i'm ok---ouch---I love having UC"
(not bad but brings up worries of colon cancer)
 
and
 
4.  Someone dropped a hot stone from the fireplace into my gummy intestines and now it's hot potato in the pit of my period/semicolon/parenthesis/colon - first things first, where's your crapper?
(Gee maybe I should make an appointment with the GI - where's my rolaids)
 
 
Bottom line:  Of all the pains, #4 is the only one that seems to me to be what I imagine an "ulcer" feels like.  And I have discovered that it is caused for me with VINEGAR.  Even Italian salad dressing does it to me. 
I know that sometimes vinegar solution is used to identify HPV in cervical cancer, or perhaps even as an STD.  I have been super-suspicious that UC has something to do with HPV.  Any thoughts?  Please chime in before this thread is buried.
 
I guess vinegar is a mild antibacterial agent as well and is acidic.


Diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis[A Loveliest Circuit]6/2006 at age 26 after sudden E.R. visit
~Pancolitis (Mild to Moderate)
 ~I had Mono in 2000; MMR vaccination in 2001
On Colazal 3x3/day; Folic Acid 1mg; Calcium/Magnesium/Zinc combo
(Generic Balsalazide not as effective for me)
In remission about 2-3 months after E.R. but not back to normal!
 
 

Post Edited (doors12) : 3/11/2010 8:06:13 PM (GMT-7)


Old Hat
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   Posted 3/11/2010 9:51 PM (GMT -7)   
My colon also hates vinegar & marinades. Vinegar is somewhat anti-fungal, but anti-bacterial-- I don't know. RE HPV causing UC: there have been many threads in the past on HW proposing viral causes. Many of the top IBD gastros in the U.S., including Dr. Daniel Present in NYC, have stated in recent years that IBD likely has multiple causes. / Old Hat (30 yrs with left-sided UC; presently in remission taking brandname Colazal)

killcolitis
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   Posted 3/11/2010 10:22 PM (GMT -7)   
Interesting. Why do you think there's a link between UC and HPV? We were told by my daughter's GI when she was diagnosed it that it was possible that her UC was triggered by a virus but it didn't really matter what the trigger was in her opinion. At the time she was diagnosed we noticed some small bumps on her hand and actually asked her GI about it. She shrugged and brushed it off. Her holistic doc took a look at them and immediately identified them as flat warts caused by HPV. She found it interesting that they appeared at the same time. I can't say any more about the topic though, I have no idea really...

doors12
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   Posted 3/11/2010 10:55 PM (GMT -7)   

>Why do you think there's a link between UC and HPV?

To me, there seems to be much more going on with HPV than makes it on the front page.  I think I read something about Roger Ebert's condition (oral cancer?) that linked HPV with that.  I think HPV can cause anal cancer also.

All I know is I got mono shortly after becoming sexually active, and that was the first and only major medical event for me about 5 years prior to the UC.   While I am a male without any history of anything resembling anal sex, it just seems like it could be possible to catch something like this and have it travel.  My ex gf at that time was tested for STDs and I vaguely remember her telling me about something that she may have had that didn't effect men, and I seem to recall it would have been HPV. 

HPV just seems like another nasty son of a gritch virus and god knows what it can do.  The vinegar relation just made me think in that way even more. 


Diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis[A Loveliest Circuit]6/2006 at age 26 after sudden E.R. visit
~Pancolitis (Mild to Moderate)
 ~I had Mono in 2000; MMR vaccination in 2001
On Colazal 3x3/day; Folic Acid 1mg; Calcium/Magnesium/Zinc combo
(Generic Balsalazide not as effective for me)
In remission about 2-3 months after E.R. but not back to normal!
 
 


Susiebuddy
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   Posted 3/11/2010 11:08 PM (GMT -7)   
Vinegar has become a problem for me also.. I used to eat it in my spinach, but can't tolerate that anymore.. Or even spinach for that matter.. I'm bummed because I LOVEEEEE Vinegar and spinach! Maybe once I get things under control, I can try and re-introduce it into my diet.. I know vinegar has a lot of beneficial effects for the body...
 Diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis January 31st, 2005
 Prior Meds:
Canasa, Rowasa, Lialda, Apriso, Prednisone, 1 infusion of Remicade.. none of those worked for too long... Had neurological complications from the Remicade...
 Current Meds:
Pentasa 2000mg 2x a day, Nexium 40mg once a day, Wellbutrin 150mg once a day. Culturelle 2x a day, Xanax as needed and Ambien at night for sleep..  
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