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tonibb
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   Posted 9/30/2012 3:59 PM (GMT -6)   
what foods should i stay away from with UC?

SS0000
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   Posted 9/30/2012 4:14 PM (GMT -6)   
For me, dairy, processed foods especially chips and the like. I also seem to have better sxs withOUT gluten

tonibb
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   Posted 9/30/2012 4:17 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks. I'm newly diagnosed and very overwhelmed. What about taking the steroids? I don't want to do that and am being resistant. Any alternatives?

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   Posted 9/30/2012 4:29 PM (GMT -6)   
It can be overwhelming but it is good to learn as much as you can and be a part of the decision making process with your doctor. Unfortunately treating UC is like a mechanic trying to fix something on a used car, trying different things until you finally hit on something that fixes the problem. As far as diet goes I have really seen nothing that is 100% applicable to all individuals. Everyone is different. It might help to give us as much history about your condition as possible including your current symptoms and any treatments you are on right now, or have been on in the past.
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   Posted 9/30/2012 5:41 PM (GMT -6)   
Diet never helped my UC but if I avoid gassy foods, I feel more comfortable. of course, lighter eating always helped me avoid symptoms. Foods that give me discomfort are fried foods, greasy, high fat content meats, beans, cabbage, broccoli, packaged meals...

I don't think eating this way will heal your UC but it may relieve some of the day to day discomfort.
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   Posted 9/30/2012 6:06 PM (GMT -6)   
When I'm flaring I stay away from raw fruits and veggies, limit dairy as much as possible and avoid anything spicy.
Everyone is different though. What bothers some people doesn't necessarily bother me. It will be trial and error for you even after you reach remission.

What meds are you currently taking? I don't blame you for wanting to avoid steriods. I hate them but they do have there place. The first time I took them they worked wonderfully. The second time not so much. I hope to never go on them again. Rectal meds nightlyin conjunction with my oral mesalamine is what has been keeping me from having any symptoms escalate to a full blown flare.
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notsosicklygirl
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   Posted 9/30/2012 6:13 PM (GMT -6)   
Oh yes, dairy always gives me symptoms. I forgot about dairy!
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garylouisville
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   Posted 9/30/2012 6:23 PM (GMT -6)   
I always wondered about people from countries like Mexico or wherever where the diet can often consist of really hot spicey foods on a regular basis. Surely they must come down with UC. What do they do for diet after diagnosis?
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SS0000
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   Posted 9/30/2012 7:11 PM (GMT -6)   
Start a food diary. It will help u keep track of food vs symptoms. It has helped me a lot. Sometimes we don't remember we added that dallop of sourcream and the next u have out of the blue urgency. Or whatever . Prednisone is a cattch 22 for me personally at 40mg it got me out of a terrible bloody 20xa day flare it ALSO has me on it for way longer then anticipated and I'm going thru a hellish taper ,which u haveto do on steroids , and reflared when hit lower mg of pred... so u see its great if flare is not waiting. There are many "maintance"drugs that may work. Alternatives or what a GI would consider alternatives a few poplular ones are SCD diet, GAPS diet, LDN , probitics , tumeric, anti inflammatory anything ! I do a modified gaps , probitcs , lglutamine, tumeric capsules,dvitamin, bcomplex with b12, cortfoam steroid rectal med, a concoction of anti-inflammatory liqiuds my naturopathic dr makes and prednisone when needed although hoping to have LDN work or find another maintance drug to help keep me in remission .

Goodlluck. So many different thiings for different folks.

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   Posted 9/30/2012 8:07 PM (GMT -6)   
Toni,

Welcome to the forum.
I am sorry about your recent diagnosis.

UC is a tough disease to deal with, and an overwhelming one at that. Get lots of info, ask lots of questions, do your research...it's going to take some time.

I tried the traditional route of meds, steroids, but these didn't do much to control my symptoms. Finally when my doc gave me a choice of colon surgery or remicade - neither of which I wanted - I refused and had to find my own way.

For me it's been a combination of supplements, probiotics, diet modification, and LDN (you can see the link in my sig for the details).

Are you on any supplements?
Probiotics?
Diet?

For many of us, gluten and dairy are problematic.
And then of course, there are individual food intolerances as well.

Let us know how we can help you. :-)
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   Posted 10/1/2012 8:07 AM (GMT -6)   
Welcome to the forum. I think everyone is different when it comes to foods. What effects one, won't effect another. Keep a food journal.

garylousville: authentic mexican food is not as spicy as you think it is.
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