Posted 3/27/2008 8:17 AM (GMT -6)
I can't say foods don't cause flares, but I can say foods may cause flares, especially after this recent event. I have been symptom free for months now and I eat very healthy i believe. I steam brocolli and carrots almost everyday. ANd I tried to eat even healthier during lent. I would definatly say I am not flaring. But then MOnday I ate Burger King combo meal with the fried chicken, bacon, fries, ketchup and sprite and I had some blood and D later. I definetely know my body and I know that would not have happened if I didn't eat the fast food. I also now that if I continued to eat fast food everyday I would be bleeding and going to the bathroom nonstop. DOn't know how to explain it, maybe someone else can. Maybe it is just my type of UC...
Severe Colitis (pancolitis) since January 9, 2005
currently:  I must say Under Control, 1 formed BM/day
RX/day:  Tapered Prednisone completely January 2008. Lost job and insurance 10/2007 and stopped taking asacol and Imuran cold turkey
(believe me I know my body and do not recommend doing this!!!)
OTC: seldom use VSL#3, vitamins & other natural treatments
Diet: SCD helps tremendously, but am not strictly on it. For Lent I gave up peanuts, sweets, and fried foods...

Posted 3/27/2008 11:30 AM (GMT -6)
I don't know if these "triggerfoods" actaully induce flairs or not, but I do know this, when I eat the bad stuff even when in remission, my stomach hurts, gas increases and my stool get soft. I find it much better to eat the safe stuff (for me) and reduce my chances of any increase in inflammation...why take a chance?

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