Plums did me in also. I was in the middle of an 8 month remission when all of a sudden I was flaring for a day or two and back in the barrel again. But I was vigilant about
my dietary intake ever since shellfish triggered my last flare.
But by putting 2 and 2 together I saw that it was the plums. By avoiding them I was once again able to maintain my remission.
You are a veteran of this disease and I suppose it was your experience that taught you to monitor your diet for triggering symptoms. But I wonder how many out there are needlessly suffering because doctors are still telling their patients that diet does not matter. I think diet should be the first place to look when things begin to go bad.
(Hope you don't mind but I shared your experience with the UC forum)
59 y/o male. DX ulcerative colitis Feb08, possible Crohn's colitis DX March 2010.
No Meds, allergic to Mesalamine. Allergy to shellfish contributed to 1st major flare.
Watch diet to maintain remission. Powdered Psyllium seeds especially helpful.
Boswellia, E. Coli Nissle (Mutaflor), turmeric, fish oil, S. Boulardii, VSL3, resveratrol, multivitamin, extra D3, K2, C, high gamma E, magnesium, slippery elm, phosphatityl choline, glutamine. Copious amounts of fruit and vegetables, no soda, no HFCS, no trans fat, tea instead of coffee, very few processed foods, no carrageenan.Nature created all of the locks, therefore Nature has all of the keys
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