The things I've seen most people talk about
are greasy or high fiber foods. A lot of people with UC are lactose-intolerant to some extent. Caffeine and carbonated beverages are often mentioned.
When I'm in a bad flare, it make absolutely no difference what I eat because I'm bleeding, in pain and living on the toilet no matter whether I eat nothing or Big Macs. When in remission, I can eat anything in moderation, but I still limit my fatty and fibrous foods. In between, when I'm in a flare but not really bad, I stay away from high-fat foods, spicy foods, salads, raw or lightly cooked fruits and veggies and beans completely.
Moderate to severe left-sided UC (21 cm) diagnosed 2001.
Asacol, Rowasa, Pentasa, Prednisone, Entocort, Azathioprine
Avascular necrosis in both shoulders is my "forever" gift from steroid therapy.
Colazal, Remicade, Nature's Way Primadophilus Reuteri. In remission since April, 2006.
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