Hey, I was flaring this week....the meds have me now feeling "normal" again. I had sechewan chinese last night and today I'm "normal"...so, meds are working....and even though I would have still eaten it and would have accepted it coming out in a hurry...it wouldn't have changed the status of my flare.
I'm not afraid to eat what I enjoy....nor should you. Choose when you eat it and accept that not all foods will be accepted readily by an inflamed colon. But, don't punish yourself emotionally each time you eat what you want.....
I do and have always had my cake and eaten it too....for people with normal colons will have diarrhea after eating spicy foods.
It's basically a comfort thing. If eating certain foods cause discomfort, don't eat them...especilaly if they interfere with functioning in any way.
If certain foods give some comfort emotionally....go for it, at least you'll know what to expect.
you can't punish yourself at every moment....darned if you do, darned if you don't so to say.
*Heather*Status: mini flare Dec 28... increased enemas to nightly
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~5ASA: Asacol (6 daily) + Salofalk enemas (increase for flares tapered to maintenance)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed
~Probiotic 3(Natural Factors Protec) bedtime + 1 (Primadophilus Reuteri) occasionally
~multi-digestive enzymes as needed ....bromelain 1 - 2x daily
~Ranitidine,Pariet (reflux) Effexor XR 75mg; Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS" worth it !!!