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uofmcamaro
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Date Joined Jan 2008
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   Posted 5/12/2008 10:51 AM (GMT -7)   
Is there a good diet to be on for UC?  My wife (who some of you know was my fiance back when I registered on here) has UC and her's flairs up bad when she gets stressed.  She is in nursing school and she is very stressed with school.  It sets her UC off and is horrible for her.  Is there a diet that we can try out that will make things better for her?

love4cats
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Date Joined May 2007
Total Posts : 458
   Posted 5/12/2008 11:47 AM (GMT -7)   
Everybody is different and it just depends on what agrees and does not agree with her digestive system. I can only eat fresh fruits and veggies while others can't tolerate them.
 
 
Dx:  UC Proctitis 2006 
Meds:  None so far. Garlic works to ease flares. My GI laughed when I told him and said it was just coincidence. 
Started Meds:  Apr 9 08 500mg 5ASA (salofalk) to ease flare, tapering, stopped. 
Diet:  Regular fresh garlic, Biobest yogurt daily, Omega 3 supplements, very limited junk food, carbs and processed food, low fat diet.  Lots of fresh fruit and veggies (limited potatoes). 
 Added: tumeric and probiotics.
 
 


Roopkirani
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Date Joined Apr 2008
Total Posts : 24
   Posted 5/12/2008 12:13 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi!

Love4cats is right, there really is no right or wrong diet. You and your new wife will soon learn there is a lot of trial and error. Some foods she will be able to tolerate, others she won't. Some people will even tell you that she could potentially eat whatever she wants because food has no effect on UC symptoms.

Sometimes when I know something wonky is going on with my bowels, I will change to a low residue diet (a quick Google search will help you learn more about this). I find it tends to give my bowels a bit of a break. Others don't find this type of diet helpful at all.

I have some idea of what your wife is presently going through. I just graduated from nursing school last month and stress is my big "flare factor" too. I wish you both all the best, and don't become too discouraged if certain things you try don't work out. :-)
24, Female
Dx: Pan-colitis, December 2000
Current Meds: 75 mg 6MP daily (since September 2001)
Previous Meds: Asacol, Prednisone (for moderate to severe flares)
Supplements: Omega 3 capsules, Flaxseed oil, Multivitamin, Probiotic (HMF Forte)


princesa
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Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 2201
   Posted 5/12/2008 12:18 PM (GMT -7)   
Here are several good books I'd recommend with dietary guidelines for UC:

Breaking the Vicious Cycle
Listen to Your Gut
The New Eating Right for a Bad Gut

Everyone has different experiences, but these books - in order from stringent to lenient - can help get you started experimenting with what works for her.
Diagnosed with ulcerative colitis spring 1999.
 
Maintenance dose sulfasalazine.
Probiotics, l-glutamine and fish oil caps. George's aloe vera juice. Oregano oil antibiotic, antiviral, antifungal.
 
 


Severin
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Date Joined Oct 2007
Total Posts : 320
   Posted 5/12/2008 9:06 PM (GMT -7)   
And here is some online information regarding the basics of food with regard to UC.
"We are dreamers, shapers, singers and makers..." - Elric, Technomage
  • 28yo male. Brisbane, Australia. Diagnosed at 16yo. Currently enjoying severe pan-colitis.
    - Participating in the Golimumab trial as of 1st May, 2008;
    - 2x Colazide, twice a day; 25mg of 6-MP a day; 1xAllopurnol;
    - 1x teaspoon of Metamucil 3 times a day;
    - 1x BIOCeuticals UltraBiotic 45 + 1x SB FlorActiv twice a day.

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