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Louiie
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   Posted 7/16/2011 6:56 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi everyone, still learning all about UC, i do know that there are certain foods that really upset my belly if i eat them... Corn, Tomatoes, i even made pea and ham soup the other day and if was SO BAD!! Anything spicy.. So what foods effect your tummy? nono

BabeintheWoods
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   Posted 7/16/2011 7:25 PM (GMT -6)   
That is what you need to find out for yourself. Sorry for being glib but everyone is different. The most popular triggering foods are gluten, dairy, and high fructose corn syrup, but any food can cause problems. To see if you are affected try forgoing each food for a few days to two weeks, one food at a time so that you do not get confused.

Try going a few days avoiding gluten (wheat and barley) and see if things improve. Next try avoiding dairy. A food journal can be very useful.
Male/59 DX ulcerative colitis Feb08, possible Crohn's colitis DX Mar10.
No Meds, allergic to Mesalamine. Remission since Mar10. Psyllium seed mixed with VSL3 especially helpful. Food journal instead of SCD.

Multivitamin, extra D3, K2, high gamma E, probiotics, fish oil, glutamine, magnesium, phos choline, resveratrol, S. Boulardii, boswellia, curcumin. Watch gluten, lots of fruit & vegetables (but no plums or kale), no soda, no HFCS, no trans fat, tea instead of coffee, no shellfish, few processed foods, no carrageenan.
Nature created all of the locks, therefore Nature has all of the keys

Louiie
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   Posted 7/16/2011 7:32 PM (GMT -6)   
I was just curious as to what foods effect others :-)
My son was diagnosed 10yrs ago with Coeliac disease, he was 6yrs old, so he has been on a gluten free diet since, so we do have lots of gluten free already.
I have kept a food diary, but need to do it again as that was a few years ago.... And now that i have been getting worse time to start again i guess.....

Thanks for all words of wisdom :-)

Baggravation
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   Posted 7/16/2011 7:52 PM (GMT -6)   
I love KRAFT DINNER and it messes with my UC. I used to love Karala but that also messes up my UC. BBQ chips also upset my stomach. Pretty much junk food upsets my stomach! :(
Hello. My name is Gina :)

Condition: Ulcerative Colitis
Symptoms Started: Mid-October 2010
Diagnosed: January 2011
Past Drugs: Prednisone, Pantoloc, Ectocort Rectal Enema, Sulphasalazine
Current Drugs: Budesonide Rectal Enema

Loves-Pearls
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   Posted 7/16/2011 8:23 PM (GMT -6)   
I can't eat pasta or bread anymore. I finally figured it out from reading here. I can put cheese and mayo on a tortilla and I'm fine. Black beans don't like me, but I'm fine with pinto or lima. I LOVE chicken soup and I make my own and eat it often with rice, carrots and celery.

Like you, tomatoes and corn are weird for me. I don't digest them, so I don't eat them often.

Gina, Funny about those BBQ chips! I found out 4th of July weekend that I can never eat them again. Even my partner had an issue and he doesn't have UC.

I eat very bland and boring now... What will I do with my jalapeno's, red chili peppers and tomatoes that are starting to look great in my garden??
Diagnosed: Pancolitis 4/11/11
Prednisone 40mg daily...at 20...at 10...at 5... back to 10mg
Sulfazine EC 500 mg, 8 pills per day
Anucort-HC suppositories as needed

Have Taken:
Potassium CHL ER 10MEQ 2@2xdaily
Lomotil as needed
Asacol 400mg

Baggravation
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   Posted 7/16/2011 8:25 PM (GMT -6)   
Funny thing is that I couldn't stand spicy foods when I didn't have UC but as soon as I developed UC I seem to crave spicy food. I think I just want it 'cause I know I can't have it. You know what they say, you don't know what you got 'till it's gone. :(
Hello. My name is Gina :)

Condition: Ulcerative Colitis
Symptoms Started: Mid-October 2010
Diagnosed: January 2011
Past Drugs: Prednisone, Pantoloc, Ectocort Rectal Enema, Sulphasalazine
Current Drugs: Budesonide Rectal Enema

InSoFla
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   Posted 7/17/2011 6:22 AM (GMT -6)   
 
A food journal would be very helpful to you as it will show you correllations you probably didn't realize.
 
Many UCers have problems with wheat and dairy  products in general. And many have great success with SCD - specific carbohydrate diet.
What supplements are you on?
Can you do a sig, so we know what you're on meds wise, etc...?

Dx with UC in Sept. 2010.Tried various Mesalamine enemas/suppos/pills with Prednisone for several rounds without any help.Diet consists of mostly only protein: protein shakes w/almond milk, Liquid Minerals& Vitamins,Maca powder,L-Glutamine 15g, D-Ribose 5g, chia seeds,5-Loxin.VSL#3,K2,VIt. D3 100,000 IU every 10 days.Canasa suppos. as maintenance. But Transdermal LDN is working!!

Anthonyv
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   Posted 7/17/2011 6:47 AM (GMT -6)   
pizza ruins my life, and any type of nut such as peanuts or pistachios
Adelaide, Australia

19 year old male

Osteoporosis diagnosed june 2011 thanks to extensive prednisolone use

crohns disease diagnosed 2000

changed to ulcerative colitis but still unsure - 2008

current meds - Colazide 3 x 2 daily, azathioprine 175mg, nexium 20mg, Prednisolone currently 30mg :(

kim123
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   Posted 7/17/2011 6:47 AM (GMT -6)   
I'd avoid anything with artificial sweeteners. Check all labels as it is often disguised.

KiWi44
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   Posted 7/17/2011 2:54 PM (GMT -6)   
14 Foods to Avoid If You Have Ulcerative Colitis

http://www.health.com/health/gallery/0,,20500615,00.html

I avoid animals.
UC since 1975
Asacol 3 x 3
50 mg 6MP
VSL#3DS
Vegetarian diet
Tried just about every diet and "cure" under the Sun

subdued
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   Posted 7/17/2011 4:00 PM (GMT -6)   
fructose
artificial sweeteners

subdued
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   Posted 7/17/2011 4:08 PM (GMT -6)   
KiWi44 said...
14 Foods to Avoid If You Have Ulcerative Colitis

http://www.health.com/health/gallery/0,,20500615,00.html

I avoid animals.


The article is totally wrong in my case. It's fructose and artificial sweeteners that I have trouble digesting.

I know someone who doesn't eat animals and has been in remission for decades.

I don't eat animals outside (they contain antibiotics); so I end up eating animals very infrequently. I also am no longer eating cows, pigs, and chicken for other reasons.

KiWi44
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   Posted 7/18/2011 4:21 AM (GMT -6)   
subdued said...


The article is totally wrong in my case.


Deal with it.
UC since 1975
Asacol 3 x 3
50 mg 6MP
VSL#3DS
Vegetarian diet
Tried just about every diet and "cure" under the Sun

Michelejc
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   Posted 7/18/2011 8:51 AM (GMT -6)   
The best thing to do, at least for me, is to keep a food diary. This disease effects everyone differently. It's not like having a cold. What works for one, may not work for another.
52, female - diagnosed with ulcerated proctitis/mild colitis
Canasa - stopped for now
Lialda - once a day
Centrum - multi vitamin
Zocor - 40 mg
Acidophilus
Boniva - once a month
Calcium with Vitamin D
Glucosamine
Magnesium
Herbs -
Valerian - when needed for sleep
Horsetail, Stinging Nettle, RedYeastRice, St. John's Wort, Turmeric

XtraOrdinaryGuy
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   Posted 7/18/2011 9:35 AM (GMT -6)   
Eggs, soy, gluten, dairy, chocolate, nightshade plants, fructose, artificial sweeteners, nut flours.

Post Edited (XtraOrdinaryGuy) : 7/18/2011 1:08:46 PM (GMT-6)


lmrobich
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   Posted 7/18/2011 10:22 AM (GMT -6)   
Chili peppers, powder, chili anything. Lobster! Brocoli. Also sometimes food you crave are the worst for you. I crave chili all the time.

Funny thing, is these foods I knew I had problems with - I went to see a naturopathic person who helps people with allergies, and she did a test (before I told her what I had problems with) and these foods came up as sensative/allergenic along with a few others that i avoid now too.

Anyfoods that make you think "blech" before you eat them, are probably NONOs. if you're mind isn't diggin it your belly isn't digesting it (with IBD).

mindoverbutter
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   Posted 7/18/2011 10:46 AM (GMT -6)   
during a flare I avoid practially everything and stay on the low residue diet which looks like:

white bread, white rice, peanut butter & jelly, canned peaches (wash them w/ water to get most of the sugary stuff off), cooked fish, baked potato (without the skin), eggs (don't fry em, just nuke em in the microwave), cooked chicken, and then by a week later i'll start adding some banana and see how we do.

when my symptoms are in remission, I avoid:

all dairy (take lactaid pills if necessary)
try to avoid gluten
take it easy with anything multigrain
take it easy with salads
anything really spicy or in bad context (a buffalo chicken pizza (spicy & dairy = no))
seedy things (i even peel off the top of my hamburger buns sometimes)
fastfood save for when necessary
carbonated soda
really fatty/creamy desserts like a devil dog, or a thick cake, or icecream
really greasy, like fried chicken, or stupid foods like a fried dough
excess sugar

and I enjoy pretty much everything else. It's all about context really, you will learn this. If I feel like I ate something bad, I try to rebound it with a safety food, or flush myself with lots of water. Water is super important, make sure your tap is decent to drink or get a brita filter or just buy bottled water. Get well!
age: 22
dx May 2009 chronic ulcerative colitis (whole colon)

dx April 2011 leftsided colitis

4 Salafalk 500mg 2x daily
active manuka honey 20+ 3-5 daily
Hydrocort enemas when necessary

strong mind & charismatic
kicking this disease in the butt everyday

mindoverbutter
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   Posted 7/18/2011 10:51 AM (GMT -6)   
I also agree with the 14 foods to avoid (while flaring), except I am fine with peanut butter

when I am not flaring most of these foods are fine, except easy on the chocolate and alcohol. it's all about the context. If I eat a pizza and go out and have 6 drinks expect serious trouble the next day. but I have a nice fish dinner, w/ rice some greens, and a potato and go out and have 6 drinks, should be fine.
age: 22
dx May 2009 chronic ulcerative colitis (whole colon)

dx April 2011 leftsided colitis

4 Salafalk 500mg 2x daily
active manuka honey 20+ 3-5 daily
Hydrocort enemas when necessary

strong mind & charismatic
kicking this disease in the butt everyday

Sibby
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   Posted 7/18/2011 10:54 AM (GMT -6)   
I can have dairy but I avoid it. I sometimes find that it would make me looser and I avoid that like the plague. I can't eat corn because that goes right through me.

But I try to avoid soft fruits, just past it's ripeness. They tend to make me loose also. But fruits and veggies don't bother me at all, thankfully.
22 · F · Ont, Canada
Inactive left-sided UC · Remission!
March 2011 scope indicates 15 per cent inflammation
Salofalk made symptoms worse
Imuran, 100 mg · Alesse · Folic acid, 5 mg · Multi-vitamin, Vit. B, C, D, Calcium
Avoids: red meat, alcohol, high fat, fried, salt, sugar, dairy
Can have: fruits, vegetables, white meat, wheat

Beth75
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   Posted 7/18/2011 11:36 AM (GMT -6)   
coffee and oranges
UC Pancolitis: dx'd 2000; 1st Remicade 4/26/11, 2nd 5/13/11, 3rd 6/9/11, next 8/9/11.Kidney Disease (Minimal Change Disease): dx'd 2007 but believe I had it since 2000 from sulfasalazine. Current meds: Imuran, Lisinopril, Diovan, Calcium + Vit D, Calcitriol & probiotics.
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