fruits, especially citrus will increase and loosen bms even in people who don't have UC...it's the fructose, fibre and acidity.
Think of it as a good cleanout..
Citrus is also high in histamines...so something to consider for those who may be sensitive to them. They also can increase photosensitivity...and when mixed with meds that can cause this as well, the likelihood for it to happen will increase exponentially.
I've not heard of the vitamin C limiation and 5ASA meds...dipentum maybe more specific...possibly it changes the ph level in the ileum/colon where the outer coating of the med is dissolved?
*Heather*Status: mini flare Dec 28... tapered to every 3rd night
~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 !!!