foods that cause flares?

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memmie25
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   Posted 3/25/2008 5:54 AM (GMT -6)   
i have had uc for 9 years only 2 yrs diagnoised, in all this time i still havent been able to identify what i should be avoiding apart from sausages. no matter what sausages i eat whether its spicy, beef or pork im bad. When ever i have a flare its hard to identify what the cause is as i have normally ate such a variety. I was just woundering what sort of food you all have to avoid. 

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   Posted 3/25/2008 6:17 AM (GMT -6)   
There has been a ton of discussion regarding food lately. If you have time scroll through some of the old posts.

Food doesn't bother my UC. I do have IBS....tomatos and fried foods are no-nos for me.
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Got2Believe
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   Posted 3/25/2008 7:27 AM (GMT -6)   
I had been eating relatively healthy for Lent the past month and a half. I even ate a huge celebration feast on Easter SUnday. Im talking Asado, brisket, BBQ chicken, potato salad, tortilla, cake... But then I ate some chicken tender crisp w/bacon and fries at BK yesterday and I my colon got tender (no pun intended) And I woke up this morning with inflamation in my spine, b/c it is hurting way more than usual. SO I would have to say No fast food joints for me. That is why I eat fast food combo meals maybe a whopping 5 times a year.
                                                                                         
28/M/TX
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...
 


dare5555
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   Posted 3/25/2008 9:18 AM (GMT -6)   
animal protein is bad for UC in my experience especially chicken . avoid wheat also

dare5555
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   Posted 3/25/2008 9:19 AM (GMT -6)   
chilis , spices r NO NO

dakotagirl
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   Posted 3/25/2008 10:07 AM (GMT -6)   
I do just fine with food - spicy or not. Food doesn't cause my flares, although bad food choices can cause me discomfort.

Best option is to keep a food journal and see how foods effect YOU.
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Pooie1981
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   Posted 3/26/2008 8:08 PM (GMT -6)   
Anything deep fried bothers me.. spicy foods... popcorn... have read that during flare ups should not eat lettuce or other "roughage" type foods.
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jujub
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   Posted 3/26/2008 8:56 PM (GMT -6)   
I don't tolerate high-fat foods well, but then I didn't before the UC. When I'm flaring, I avoid high fiber and spicy foods also, mainly because they cause gas or irritation that makes me hurt. In remission, I eat what I want in moderation.

Well, occasionally not so much moderation, but then I pay for it. There's a cost-benefit ratio to everything, I guess.
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bbc
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   Posted 3/26/2008 10:17 PM (GMT -6)   
High fat foods for me too...especially fried foods or anything very rich...chocolate is a killer for my gut and I LOVE chocolate  sad . I also stay away from very high fiber foods, nuts and onions, garlic and pepper. I haven't had a salad for years now and I would love a nice wedge of lettuce with some beefsteak tomatoes covered with blue cheese dressing yeah ...oh to dream redface

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Susiebuddy
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   Posted 3/26/2008 10:57 PM (GMT -6)   
I can pretty much eat anything right now as long as it is in moderation... If I over do a specific type of food, I'll pay for it hours later, but if I just think about how much I'm putting into my mouth and KEEP TRACK of how much I have eaten, I can usually eat just enough of what I want so it doesnt bother me. EXCEPT, for Oranges.. I just can't seem to eat Oranges...... Don't get me wrong though, I still over do it from time to time, like Easter and all the candy.... ARGH! Those darn jellybeans that taste like sweet tarts.. YUMMY... I know I ate tooooo many of those!

One more point. Are you taking a probiotic? Before I stgarted taking Culturelle every day, I couldn't eat HALF of the stuff I can eat now... I am convinced that taking a probiotic every day keeps the healthy bacteria in my gut which helps to digest and deal with the foods that go through our intestines. If you aren't on one now, you might want to do a little research and find one for you. I take Culturelle, you can find it at most drugstores and it's not expensive, only about 20 bucks for a months supply. It has clinical trials proving that it works also...

Hope this information helps you :)
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quincy
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   Posted 3/27/2008 12:46 AM (GMT -6)   
Foods don't cause flares....but they can cause discomfort (if not flaring) or exacerbate some symptoms if you are flaring.

If you don't feel good after eating some foods...don't eat them. I can pretty much eat anything, but when I'm flaring I would avoid foods that will cause me discomfort if I'm out and about for the day.
 
Eat small amounts of foods that you believe might cause you discomfort....you might be able to tolerate a certain amount, yet more won't agree.

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!!)
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Got2Believe
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   Posted 3/27/2008 7:17 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...
                                                                                         
28/M/TX
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...
 


bbc
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   Posted 3/27/2008 10:30 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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