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Jsanders505
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Date Joined Mar 2008
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   Posted 3/9/2008 6:26 PM (GMT -6)   
I have had Pan Colitis since 2000. I was wondering if bread triggers flare ups for anyone. I have tried a couple diets from books I have read by Jordan Rubin and Elaine Gottshall and they both stress eating a NO CARB diet. I think I have had some relief by limiting carbs but was wondering if anyone else has had success. Please let me know. Thanks

AlabamaBabs
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Date Joined Jul 2007
Total Posts : 172
   Posted 3/9/2008 7:51 PM (GMT -6)   
I eat bread--double fiber by Narture's Way with no problems. I did SCD for one month and went back to eating low residue until I could add more fiber and eat like I did before diagnosis. Before I was even diagnosed I did the Atkins and the South Beach Diet--I did feel good on them, as I lost weight. I'm now on Weight Watchers and feel just as good and am losing weight, too. I liked the SCD, but didn't always plan ahead enough to make it really work 24/7. Are you taking a probiotic or any meds for the pancolitis? I have found that with meds (Lialda and Canasa) and eating foods that I know don't bother me (i.e. milk--lactose and even lactose free) work pretty well. I think you'll find "to each his own" on the board. What works to eat for some, doesn't work for all. It is trial and error for each of us to work on but when you find out what works--it makes the UC a little less bothersome!
AlabamaBabs
Pancolitis diagnosed 5/07 and started 2 Lialda/day;
increased to 4 Lialda/day since 8/01/07
Started 40 mg. Prednisone on 9/16/07 and DONE as of 11/26/07!Canasa suppositories 1000mg as needed
 


blueclassring
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Date Joined Feb 2007
Total Posts : 385
   Posted 3/9/2008 10:36 PM (GMT -6)   
i am on the SCD and have found success with it.  i am remission and i am off all medications.  i started the diet the 2nd week of january.  life is so much greater now.  i can actually walk to class w/o having to worry about a toilet.  i have lots of energy too.  I really believe in the diet!
 
 
Pharmacy Student, Class of 2009.  Diagnosed 8/99.  Suffered for almost 10 years.  I am currently on the Specific Carbohydrate Diet and am nearing remission.  I feel fantastic!    I have lost so many years to this disease.  I decided to become a pharmacist to understand these drugs, and to help fellow sufferers of IBD.  My goal is to open up a pharmacy and take care of my patients(particularly explaining what the drugs do to you), compound special medications, and have a great practice. HAVE YOU CONSIDERED THE SCD DIET? IT HAS PUT ME IN REMISSION AND I PLAN ON GETTING OFF THE ASACOL SOON TOO!  (In remission since 2/15/08)
Meds 3200 mg Asacol, 2.5 mg Prednisone.  Doc wanted to put me on 6-mp or Remicade, but I refused to take the medications!  For me, diet works...


blueclassring
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Date Joined Feb 2007
Total Posts : 385
   Posted 3/9/2008 10:37 PM (GMT -6)   
actually, you have it wrong. gottschaul didn't say you couldn't have carbs. you can but they can't be complex carbs(like breads, pasta, and rice). fruits are welcome in abundance!!
Pharmacy Student, Class of 2009.  Diagnosed 8/99.  Suffered for almost 10 years.  I am currently on the Specific Carbohydrate Diet and am nearing remission.  I feel fantastic!    I have lost so many years to this disease.  I decided to become a pharmacist to understand these drugs, and to help fellow sufferers of IBD.  My goal is to open up a pharmacy and take care of my patients(particularly explaining what the drugs do to you), compound special medications, and have a great practice. HAVE YOU CONSIDERED THE SCD DIET? IT HAS PUT ME IN REMISSION AND I PLAN ON GETTING OFF THE ASACOL SOON TOO!  (In remission since 2/15/08)
Meds 3200 mg Asacol, 2.5 mg Prednisone.  Doc wanted to put me on 6-mp or Remicade, but I refused to take the medications!  For me, diet works...


quincy
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Date Joined May 2003
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   Posted 3/10/2008 12:49 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi...food doesn't cause flares....it would be best to look at the whole picture and recognise that some foods can exacerbate some symptoms that would seem to be directly related.

Just remember that if you cut out carbs, they are usually good vitamin B sources...make sure you are getting enough through supplementation.

quincy
*Heather*Status: mini flare Dec 28... tapered to every 4th night
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~5ASA: Asacol (6 daily) + Salofalk enemas (increase for flares tapered to maintenance)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed
~vitamins/minerals/supplements 
~Probiotic 3(Natural Factors Protec) bedtime + 1 (Primadophilus Reuteri) occasionally
~multi-digestive enzymes as needed ....zymactive 3 - 5x 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 !!!


damo123
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Date Joined Jul 2007
Total Posts : 714
   Posted 3/10/2008 3:01 AM (GMT -6)   
No generic evidence to suggest food causes flare but no generic evidence to suggest food doesn't cause flares either. Situation is unproven at the moment either way.

Food can definitely make your symptoms worse so you should experiment. Also you may have IBS issues on top of your UC and then food most certainly will cause you issues.

Experiment. Do some detective work. Find out what works and doesn't work for you. Everyone is unique with UC. What holds true for one person may not fold true for another.

D
Asacol and Iron as Needed. <I've fallen back into unhealthy ways and really enjoying it, burb!>
 
"There is no reality. Only your perception of it"
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


AshNH
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Date Joined Jul 2007
Total Posts : 208
   Posted 3/10/2008 10:21 AM (GMT -6)   
Since you are new, I would recommend doing more search on this site for connection between diet and UC.(while everything else is wonderful, search is not the best on this site) Some of the terms to look for would be SCD, anti-fungal diet, ect. You will find that everyone has a different opinion on this. For me, anti-fungal diet was/is a great help in getting my symptoms under control. Best of luck.
Ash 39 NH, vegetarian
Current meds: Asacol 12/day, Imuran 150mg
L-glutamine, Coconut Water, Rowasa(as needed)

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