Food doesn't have any effect on my UC, but I will choose which foods I eat during flares if I'm not wanting to have too much discomfort.
My doc didn't test me for food intolerances, I had testing done years before with NO positives or any inkling of positives.
I did have stool testing done.
There is a process of elimination (no pun intended) towards the UC diagnosis as well as the biopsies from a c-scope, etc.
*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
~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!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS" worth it !!!