Diet suggestions for Ulcerative colitis

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Imlivinrite4Him
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   Posted 7/2/2008 5:24 PM (GMT -6)   
I am having trouble I guess with finding out what to eat or not what to eat with this.  I love milk but have limited myself on it.  Love spicy foods but now watch them also.  Is there one thing that I should be eating?  I don't wont to go on bland food but will do if must.  Looking for all the help I can get on this.  Have looked on websites but nothing so far as to diet.  Thanks

munchkindd
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   Posted 7/2/2008 5:41 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm sure alot of people will jump in and tell you what works for them. It's such an individual thing. I find that the only thing that bothers me is salad (sometimes when I'm in remission) When I'm having a bad flare, just about everything bothers me. During my last flare, my GI told me to avoid fresh fruits and vegetables as long as I was flaring.
*******Donna*******
 
diagnosed with uc 27 years ago.  Enojoyed 20 year remission with just minor blips here and there (approximately 16 of those years without any meds)
 
In a flare for 2 very long years which Asacol didn't help at all.  Finally in remission again since Jan 2008, can't believe it..............
 
currently on Sulfasalazine 2 tabs 3x day. Folic acid, mesalamine enema once a week. Omega 3, Probiotics, multi vitamin, calcium supplement, Biotin....
 


Imlivinrite4Him
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   Posted 7/2/2008 5:51 PM (GMT -6)   
:-)  Thanks so much for this info.  I am sure I will get lots of suggestions and I am also sure one or more will help.  Just knowing people like you care enough to help someone they dont know with this horrible disease is helpful... Did you try asacol...when u did, did u get anxiety attacks..the dr just took me off due to this.  Thanks

jujub
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   Posted 7/2/2008 6:37 PM (GMT -6)   
Since it's so individual, the best idea may be to keep a food diary for a while. If, over the course of weeks and month, you see that you always have problems after eating a certain food, you'll know to avoid or limit it. Most commonly the things that bother us are foods high in fat and fiber.
Judy
 
Moderate to severe left-sided UC (21 cm) diagnosed 2001.
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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Please remember to consult your health care provider when making health-related decisions.


Sistermarie
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   Posted 7/2/2008 7:07 PM (GMT -6)   
I agree with keeping a food diary. Just try a food and see how you feel. I eat very small meals now, but eat more often. It's terrible to not know what to eat, and worse when every book you read says something different.
 
Dairy never gave me trouble before last month, and it doesn't now. I also love spicy food, so last weekend I had a buffalo wing--just one. No problem. Will I have two wings next time? Maybe.
 
Good luck!
 
 
Gale--New York Diagnosed with UC 6/9/08
 
On Asacol 4 pills 3x/day
Coming off short course of prednisone on Tuesday 7/1!
Iron supplement, fish oil, magnesium, caltrate D, cerefolin NAC,
probiotics, alpha lipoic acid.


munchkindd
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   Posted 7/2/2008 8:04 PM (GMT -6)   
You're welcome. I did try Asacol, for 2 years. I didn't get anxiety from it, but it didn't help at all. Like I said, this is a great site and you will get lots of info. You'll just have to see what works or doesn't work for you. I guess I am one of the lucky ones that doesn't really have to omit alot of foods. But then again, I'm picky too, so perhaps some of the stuff that would bother me, I just don't like. ( like spicy foods) I'm not a big junk food junkie, but I'm also not a health nut either.
*******Donna*******
 
diagnosed with uc 27 years ago.  Enojoyed 20 year remission with just minor blips here and there (approximately 16 of those years without any meds)
 
In a flare for 2 very long years which Asacol didn't help at all.  Finally in remission again since Jan 2008, can't believe it..............
 
currently on Sulfasalazine 2 tabs 3x day. Folic acid, mesalamine enema once a week. Omega 3, Probiotics, multi vitamin, calcium supplement, Biotin....
 


pb4
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   Posted 7/2/2008 8:51 PM (GMT -6)   
As individual as it can be there are foods that are known to exacerbate symptoms, fast-foods, processed foods/beverages, animal fats, caffiene and refined table sugar as well as sugar substitutes/artificial sweetners, MSGs (which is found in processed and fast-foods).

:)
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jujub
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   Posted 7/2/2008 10:33 PM (GMT -6)   
And the only one of those that causes me any problems is fast food, because of the high fat content. It really is individual.
Judy
 
Moderate to severe left-sided UC (21 cm) diagnosed 2001.
Avascular necrosis in both shoulders is my "forever" gift from steroid therapy.
Colazal,  Remicade, Nature's Way Primadophilus Reuteri. In remission since April, 2006.
 
Co-Moderator UC Forum
Please remember to consult your health care provider when making health-related decisions.


hekela
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   Posted 7/3/2008 12:33 AM (GMT -6)   
i will be a broken record and say food journal. it really is the only way to find out what is best for you.
list your food, drink, meds, BMs, how you feel, even take note of stress and lack of sleep if you feel these are factors for you.

it will take a looong time but it will be worth it if you can modify your diet a little and feel much better.

you won't necessarily have to be eating bland foods either, just keep good records and you'll figure it out.
29, happily married, stay at home mom to 2.5 year old son. due to have another boy 9/17/08
UC (probably pancolitis, but no c-scope yet), diagnosed June 2006, started having major symptoms sometime in January 2006, about 3 months after childbirth. 2nd flare (minor) may 2007 after taking caprylic acid for 2 weeks.

-Prednisone 8/28/06-2/28/07. and again may '07, 8 week course.
-Prayer! asacol, probio, ground psyllium husk, prenatal, folic acid, cal-mag

may you live all the days of your life.

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