I would talk to your Doc again, maybe now you can start to add things in again, very slowly (since your body is not used to it)? I can't have caffeine or coffee (even decaf) or maybe it's just coffee, but I avoid both.
I'm on a low carb/sugar/salt diet and yeah, it blows, though the no residue sounds a lot more restrictive.
Sorry you are going thru all this. btw, I did break down in a restaurant w/my friends this Monday, I actually had to leave the restaurant, they asked how I was doing and I just broke down........but they were super supportive and well I guess it happens (pred makes me loco!).
Major Flare Sept/Oct 07 ~ no blood since Dec 07 ~ almost normal bm
UC dx'd March 2000 (30 cenitmeters as of 2005-proctosigmoiditis)
Azathioprine 200mg 1xday nightly; Calcium and Vit D 500mg 3xday, Multi Vit, Folic Acid 400mg 2xday, Probiotics.
Minimal Change Disease (Kidney Disorder) dx'd Sept 2007
Prednisone 40mg 1xday, Simvastatin 20mg 1xday, Diovan 160mg 2xday. Tekturna 150mg 1xday, Fursomide 20mg 1xday. Potassium 100mg 2xday, Fosomax 70mg 1xweek. MCD may be from hypersensitivty to 5ASA drugs.