How long after you're symptom free should u wait to start incorporating new foods?

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   Posted 6/12/2008 1:35 AM (GMT -6)   
I 've been in aflare since Sept. 07 and now I'm almost completely symptom free accept for a little bit of cramping, because I've had such a hard time I'm afraid to try any normal foods.  I've taken out almost all fresh fruits and vegetables, well you guys know.  How soon can I start incrporating normal foods back into my life or can I ever?  I hope somebody has some good news for me.    
Diagnosed UC 11/9/07, ApL 5/11/98, Lupus 2000
Asacol 400mg 4 pills 3xday, Prednisone 20mg 2xday, Elavil, multi-vitamin, calcium & vit D, pro-biotic, colocort enema once daily, cymbalta, prevacid, Levaquin, Flagyl, Aloe Elite Bentyl, Remicade infusions I've had three.

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   Posted 6/12/2008 7:38 AM (GMT -6)   
I'd wait until the cramping is gone before starting raw veggies and fruits like apples. Softer fruits like bananas, peaches, pears are a good place to start. Start with a small amount, then wait a couple of days to see how you feel. You probably want to save higher-fat foods for last, because they are the hardest to digest. Things like pork, fast food (if you just can't resist), etc.

Remember, even though your symptoms are better, your colon is still healing. Challenge it gently and carefully. Good luck, and I'm glad to hear you're feeling better!
Moderate to severe left-sided UC (21 cm) diagnosed 2001.
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   Posted 6/12/2008 10:57 AM (GMT -6)   
Agree with Judilyn. I usually start with bananas. Take it slow and don't take any chances. Good luck to you!
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