My GI specialist adviced trying a diet that is the opposite of what I have been consuming to see whether that affects my symptoms.
I am vegetarian and keep my diet very simple and bland and avoid roughage or raw vegetables. I have tried a few different vegetarian diets and also started eating eggs. Though it would take a lot to get me to start eating meat again, I am at the point where I do not want to begin Remicade (my next option) and want to find a solution soon.
Have any ex-vegetarians felt an improvement from switching to eating fish/chicken/meat or has anyone seen an improvement from consuming more of these items?
Rio, 32 yr old male - diagnosed with UC in 07/2006.
Alternative therapies for several months (SCD, ayurvedic treatment, VSL#3): didn't work and became anaemic. Canasa, 2 daily: remission for a month then flared-up.
07/07-11/07: 4800mg Asacol (6 x 400mg, twice a day) & Aloe Elite.
Completed first (6 week) tapered course of Pred in 10/07, flaring up since coming off it.
11/07: Switched from Asacol to 12 x 750mg Colazal (3 weeks on it and symptoms got worse)
12/07: Asacol 4800 mg, Started Azathioprine 175mg, Prednisone taper from 60mg - Now on 10mg; 2/08: added 2 Pentasa x 1mg on alternate days.