how to overcome loss of appetite

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   Posted 1/2/2008 6:46 PM (GMT -6)   
I am down to 5mg and I think starting to flare.  It seems to be triggered by a cold that I got the day before my flare symtoms came on so I have my fingers crossed that as my cold goes away that these UC symptoms will also.  It doesn't feel out of control yet but I know that it can get that way quick so every time I try to out smart it.  I am starting to loose my appetite which I use to think was due to weening off prednisone.  I am now convinced that loss of appetite is just a symptom of UC.  Any suggestions to how to overcome this loss of appetite? Ensure gives me worse "D" so I am trying to avoid that. Some blood but not much but now like 3bm's a day after being 100% perfect for the past couple of months.  Times like this that I wonder if I just need to have my colon removed and be rid of this up and down roller coaster.
Pancolitis - July 2006
Medications:  Predisone - 0mg since 6/07, asacol - 12 tablets per day, protonix
Supplements:  Intra Max (multi), calcium, folic acid, 2 homepathic supplements

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   Posted 1/2/2008 7:22 PM (GMT -6)   
I totally lose my appetite when flaring. The only thing that works for me is eating small meals a/day. Psychologically (or however you spell it!) I can handle it better. When flaring the thought of eating an entire meal would just make me sick to my tummy. I stocked my pantry & fridge w/ foods that I liked and weren't too hard on the ole tummy. Applesauce, hummos and crackers, Carnation Instant breakfasts w/ lactaid milk, etc.
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   Posted 1/3/2008 7:05 AM (GMT -6)   
Loss of appetite is a symptom of UC FOR SURE. jUST MAKE SURE YOUR taking food supplements and taking a good multivitamin.
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   Posted 1/4/2008 10:03 AM (GMT -6)   
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   Posted 1/4/2008 12:44 PM (GMT -6)   
You might want to try Absorb Plus shakes instead of Ensure. It's a healthier choice - less sugars and bad fats - and is formulated specifically for IBD.
Diagnosed with ulcerative colitis spring 1999
Therapeutic dose sulfasalazine.
Probiotics, l-glutamine and fish oil caps. George's aloe vera juice and Mucosaheal.

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