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sickpuppy
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   Posted 2/20/2008 5:13 PM (GMT -6)   
It’s been a while since I’ve post. I’ve felt pretty good for the last 8 or 9 months however I’ve started to have mild symptoms this last week. I wanted to share what has kept me in remission for a while and see if anyone else has had any luck with it.

about this time last year I start to have a pretty bad flare, bad enough that the Doc had me on Prednisone for about 3 months. I had the Dr. take me off the pred because I was having some of the worst of the side effect, including the rare hallucinations. I was still having mild symptoms after the pred, and I had gained about 40 lbs. I started the Atkins diet to try and lose some of the weight. After about the first 2 weeks all of my symptoms were gone and felt like I did before I came down with this disease. There were no more planning out my driving route based on the closest bathroom. And I was able to confidently have predictable BM’s. mind you this is with no other med's. After the pred I refused to take anything for a while. to this day I am still med free

When I first started the Atkins diet I thought wow this is great all the bacon, meat, cheese, and crap i want. But soon it was apparent that I can’t live without carbs, so about a month into it I stopped the diet. However my symptom never came back until I started living on fast food and had some high stress events lately.

Just wondering if anyone else good or bad has any experience with UC and Atkins. I intend on giving it a try again this weeks. Hopefully it will help me back into remission, and it was helping me lose weight.

Eva Lou
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   Posted 2/20/2008 5:21 PM (GMT -6)   
ya know, it's funny you posted this... my favorite snack EVER is cheese & pepperoni on a cracker. Matter of fact, I love all processed meats! Totally gross, but.... I'm not a burger fan, or a steak lover, but give me some pepperoni pizza or some salami slices & I'm in heaven! Of course, when I was flaring really badly, I figured that stuff would send me to the ER. But I'd eat it with no problem- it'd be the "mild" stuff, like oatmeal, that would keep me in the bathroom for hours. You may be on to something..... Sorry to hear of your recent troubles though!
diagnosed with UC '02
meds-
Asacol- 8 tabs/day
Remicade infusions
Imuran- 100mgs/day
Iron supplement
Culturelle
 


princesa
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   Posted 2/20/2008 5:41 PM (GMT -6)   
As I just said in the diet/weight loss thread, alot of IBDers have good luck with some type of low carb diet that eliminates or restricts grains and starches. Atkins is a little extreme for my tastes, but there are healthy ways to do something similar without going overboard on the saturated fats.
Diagnosed with ulcerative colitis spring 1999.
 
Therapeutic dose sulfasalazine.
Probiotics, l-glutamine and fish oil caps. George's aloe vera juice and Mucosaheal. Oregano oil antibiotic, antiviral, antifungal.
 
 

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