Hi Dakotagirl! I know the diet sounds odd, b/c of the white bread. The real trouble is with fructose malabsorption, which isn't found in plain white bread (fructose isn't). Small amounts of cane sugar are okay, but I'm even avoiding that for the time being.
Unfortunately applesauce and all other fruits have fructose, so that's out. That's what's really killing me - I love my fruit. I also adore peanut butter, but that seems to give me trouble, too. Why does it always have to be the things you love the most?? Ergh!
I was taking Digestive Advantage (a probiotic), but it gave me terrible bloating so I switched to plain acidophilus twice a day. That seems to be much more gentle for me.
Thanks so much for the well-wishes. Oddly enough, after having 10 bouts of diarrhea today, I went into a period of feeling absolutely no symptoms for the last six hours. This DD is just ridiculous sometimes. Well, I'll just keep my fingers crossed that it continues for my trip. Thanks again!
Female, 30. Chicago 'burbs.
DX: Ulcerative Proctitis (10cm) January '08
Current Treament: Rowasa 60 ML 2X daily, Cortenama 100 ML 1X daily, Bentyl 20 MG 4X daily (as needed), Tylenol, and Acidophilus 2X daily.
Diet/Exercise: No sugar (including fructose, sorbitol, mannitol, and lactose) or wheat bran fiber. Daily yoga, walking, or cardio w/weights.
Previous Treatment: Canasa suppositories, Cortifoam, Prednisone, Colazal, Symex DuoTabs, Vitamins.
Status: Flare (showing some improvement)