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)
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