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finick08
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   Posted 7/18/2008 1:58 AM (GMT -7)   
for me it is, white bread, cheese, milk, bacon, and thats pretty much it unless i eat heaps of sugar foods or junk, Also what are some good supplements to take, eveything i have tryed just give me the craps?

Pooie1981
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   Posted 7/18/2008 4:25 AM (GMT -7)   
Popcorn... corn.. bananas... greasy foods ... pepperoni and other processed meats.. beer... sugars ...

I don't take supplements. I was looking into fiber supplements and decided to try to get my fiber from eating extra fiber rich foods instead. :)
Jenn 26/female
Ulcerative PANCOLITIS diagnosed 2004
Asacol 3 pills once/day
Daily Vitamin for Women and Folic Acid
Flare March-June 2008.. pretty much in remission again July


Red_34
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   Posted 7/18/2008 4:48 AM (GMT -7)   
When I am in remission, not too many foods bother me as long as I eat them in moderation but when I am flaring I tend to stay away from raw fruits and veggies, spicy and/or greasy foods, nuts or seeds, fruit juices, dairy and alcohol - oh and I never ever drink pop anymore. No matter what, remission or flaring, it just doesn't agree with me.
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Kiss520
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   Posted 7/18/2008 4:53 AM (GMT -7)   
There are lots of foods that do it for me, but my number one enemy is fried food. Its guaranteed trouble.
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)
 
 


PeanutMom
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   Posted 7/18/2008 6:27 AM (GMT -7)   
greasy foods and lettuce does me in. I am semi-lactose intolerant so I'm always cautious there.
Kim
~ Mom of Nathaniel aka "Peanut" 18m (6/08)~ Married ~ 36
"The List "
- UC dx 8/2000 - Culturelle 1x day Prenatal Vitamin (Currently not flaring but not what I would call in remission either.)
- CKD Stage 3 (Chronic Kidney Disease) - Lisinopril 7.5mg - Still have 27% function!
- Anemic - Ferolicit IV on hold (6 weeks free of IV, check in August)
- Allergies - Zyrtec 10mg 


kmach33
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   Posted 7/18/2008 6:37 AM (GMT -7)   
corn, tomatos, alcohol, dairy, anything carbonated
23yr old male, diagnosed October 2003
Medication:
9 Colozal/Day, 100mg 6-MP, 1000mg Canasa mornings, Rowasa Enema nightly
Supplements:
1200mg fish oil/omega3 capsules/3x daily, 2 probiotics capsules/daily, 1mg folic acid


princesscolon
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   Posted 7/18/2008 7:45 AM (GMT -7)   
Red meat, caffiene, fried foods, milk products, fast food, MSGs, oats, wheat, strawberries, watermelon, umm that's all I can think of at the moment but there's lots more.
Diagnosed with Left-sided UC in 1995 at age 15, Prednisone, Rowasa & Hydrocort. Enemas, Proctofoam, Sulfasalazine, Asacol, Probiotics, Fish Oil, Aloe Juice, Canasa, Enotcort, Colazol, Anamantle, Remicade, etc... had 1 inch deep rectal ulcer 2004, put on Remicade, August 2007:Increased Remicade dosage-700mg every 6 weeks,diagnosed w/ Psoriatic Arthritis & Fibromyalgia Current meds: Clorazepate, Lomotil,  Tylenol pm, Lyrica started 1/17/08,  Humira started 4/4/08, 6MP started 6/24/08


ThePostmodernIrony
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   Posted 7/18/2008 7:58 AM (GMT -7)   
Hey, Red, what's pop" hahah, we call it soda around here....I would say fried foods, tomatoes, spicy, i avoid an abundance of sugar, and i have lactose intolrance and possibly milk allergy, and a corn allergy...the list goes on
UC diagnosed January 05

Past Meds: Azasan (Imuran) - piercing chest pains after six days so tried different brand aka Azathioprine - morning nausea /didn't really help after more than 6 months, dicyclomine (still flared), Remicade - 7 treatments (stopping because no dramatic changes), allergy shots (03-07), levbid
Current meds: Asacol 3 - 3x, Aciphex (acid reflux), prednisone 10 mg now tapering, multivitamin, caltrate 2x a day. probiotic (florasmart), astelin (nasal spray as needed for allergies), fosamax (bone density), canasa


quincy
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   Posted 7/18/2008 10:09 AM (GMT -7)   
Food won't make your UC worse...but it can cause exacerbation of symptoms if you're flaring. Try not to put the two in the same bracket.

Realise the action of foods themselves....people who don't have UC will have problems with some foods.

Foods that cause me gas/discomfort are ice cream, bananas, pears, broccoli, whole grains...

quincy
*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
~vitamins/minerals/supplements 
~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 !!!


madabs
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   Posted 7/18/2008 10:50 AM (GMT -7)   
Food affects my UC only in a very general way. 
 
If I go too long between meals my intestines start grumbling and swooshing, then the area below my belly button starts inflating and I am overcome with cramps and gas-type pains.  - It doesn't really increase my bm's or blood or mucus, but does increase my discomfort.
 
Then again, if I am in good solid flare day, then eating anything at any meal will trigger diarrhea and cramps often before the meal is over.
 
 I used to think certain foods caused my symtoms to get worse, but they were just coincidences because I would avoid them and it made no difference.  These were usually food that caused my stomach (not intestines) to hurt, but I found that what bothered my stomach did not bother my UC. 
 
I remember reading somewhere about a survival skill developed in the brains early man in which we carry around in us a certain "repugnant response" when we come across something we previously ingested just prior to getting ill.  Of course it is not always the food that caused our symptoms in the first place, but often some other factor such as bacteria living in the food, yet that ancient survival  part of the brain produces that twinge of nausea or repugnance when we smell or see the food again that we associate with illness so that we are often incapable of eating it happily again.
UC diagnosed 10/05, first symptoms 1983
canasa and lialda daily
Trying out Digestive Fitness Probiotic
 


potty girl
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   Posted 7/18/2008 11:00 AM (GMT -7)   
raw fruits and veggies, milk, sugar, caffiene, soda, popcorn, corn,nuts of any kind, I would love to eat a whole can of cashues. I can eat greasy foods in moderation. something I love is dairy queen ice cream but it is a killer for me.
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nitroquick, proventol, plavix 75 mg, protonix 40 mg x 2, asacal 400mg x 9
carafate 1 gm x 4, zyrtec 10 mg, rhinocort aqua nose spray, fish oil,
potassium.


kops2da
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   Posted 7/18/2008 12:33 PM (GMT -7)   

Quincy is so right.  However, some of us have GERD and hiatel hernia and gallbladder problems so we think they are all related and are not.

However, my doctor told me while flaring, bleeding probably be easier on my colon if I ate bland, low fiber food until healed.  I also have IBS for many years so hard to separate the two - IBS and UC.  WE all are different and have to find what works, what we can eat, when to eat it and when not to.

Keeping a diary of food and times, etc. helps.

I am so fortunate not to have had this UC for too long since I am now 68.

ElaineNY


68 yr. old granny
New UC (with rectal bleeding and diarrhea)- 3 months ago, colonoscopy showed mild
UC rectal and little above.
Using Canasa 1000mg. once a day - added Colazal 3X2 for a month
Probiotic Align (after trying primal defense)
Prilosec for GERD
Inderol for hypertension
Xanax and Lipitor
 
 
 
 
 


Pooie1981
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   Posted 7/18/2008 2:11 PM (GMT -7)   
I love Dairy Queen ice cream too... I WORK at one!! LOL. And no, I can't eat the ice cream either... cry cry cry... I guess maybe because it is ice milk. I can eat regular hard ice cream.. but no blizzards for me either !!
Jenn 26/female
Ulcerative PANCOLITIS diagnosed 2004
Asacol 3 pills once/day
Daily Vitamin for Women and Folic Acid
Flare March-June 2008.. pretty much in remission again July


jano437
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   Posted 7/18/2008 3:03 PM (GMT -7)   
Potatoe salad and greasy foods do me in.
Diagnosed July 2005 with Pancolitis
Asacol 4 tabs 3 times daily
Pro-Bio
Forvia
calcium
Diosmin(for leg and vein support)


pb4
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   Posted 7/18/2008 7:50 PM (GMT -7)   
Many of the same foods that can exacerbate IBD symptoms can do the same for IBSers as well...

Food hasn't been completely ruled out as a trigger for IBD as researchers still have much to learn....see this link from the CCFC where it states Triggers/ Environment

VIEW IMAGE Disease is not 100% genetic so it requires a trigger
VIEW IMAGE Many theories and investigations into the role of microbes
VIEW IMAGEOther factors could contribute: food, environment etc.
 
check out the whole link...
 
http://www.ccfc.ca/English/research/todaysresearch.html

What's recommended is avoiding processed foods/beverages, fast-foods, refined sugar, sugar substitues/artificial sweetners, caffeine and animal fats as these can all exacerbate symptoms for either IBD or IBS.  Infact some researchers suspect that fast foods could be a trigger for IBD because they seem to contain more MSGs than anything.
 
:)


My bum is broken....there's a big crack down the middle of it!  LOL  :)

Post Edited (pb4) : 7/18/2008 8:53:29 PM (GMT-6)


finick08
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   Posted 7/18/2008 8:23 PM (GMT -7)   
this chick i know, has UC and she said she went on the hay diet, and after about 3months on that, she has not had a prob with her UC since, and that was about 3years ago, but i cant do it, 2 hard for me.

quincy
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   Posted 7/19/2008 1:19 AM (GMT -7)   
hay diet? neighhhhh!
q
*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
~vitamins/minerals/supplements 
~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 !!!


kops2da
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   Posted 7/19/2008 6:49 AM (GMT -7)   

Nice to see you all have a sense of humor!!

All the foods mentioned are my diet just about.  I refuse to give up caffeine entirely, sugar (NO WAY), etc.  But, I have cut down on fastfood and eating much lower fat.  Hope I can get this under control without stopping eating what I love!  What do they say about "teaching old dogs new tricks"?  Here is one old dog!!

ElaineNY


68 yr. old granny
New UC (with rectal bleeding and diarrhea)- 3 months ago, colonoscopy showed mild
UC rectal and little above.
Using Canasa 1000mg. once a day - added Colazal 3X2 for a month
Probiotic Align (after trying primal defense)
Prilosec for GERD
Inderol for hypertension
Xanax and Lipitor
 
 
 
 
 


pb4
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   Posted 7/19/2008 9:17 AM (GMT -7)   
Well afterall, it's true when they say "you are what you eat"...if you're gonna put junk in then you're gonna feel like junk, eating a diet high in inflammatory type foods is likely gonna bring on inflammation problems.

:)
My bum is broken....there's a big crack down the middle of it!  LOL  :)


kops2da
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   Posted 7/19/2008 9:33 AM (GMT -7)   
What do you consider
inflammatory type foods ?
My gastro doc says what I eat will not make my UC worse.  I have to restrict a number of foods - including anything raw - because of digestive problems - not UC problems.
ElaineNY
68 yr. old granny
New UC (with rectal bleeding and diarrhea)- 3 months ago, colonoscopy showed mild
UC rectal and little above.
Using Canasa 1000mg. once a day - added Colazal 3X2 for a month
Probiotic Align (after trying primal defense)
Prilosec for GERD
Inderol for hypertension
Xanax and Lipitor
 
 
 
 
 


kim123
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   Posted 7/19/2008 12:12 PM (GMT -7)   
kops2da said...

My gastro doc says what I eat will not make my UC worse.

ElaineNY


My doctors said the same thing to me for 8 years. It wasn't until I experimented with an antifungal diet (without my doctors' blessing) that I found that what I was eating was indirectly contributing to my UC symptoms. Within weeks I was feeling so much better. It was only then I realized I had a fungal condition and the food I thought was "safe" (especially grains and sugar) was actually feeding the fungus/yeast in my body, allowing my UC symptoms to manifest. I can now eat most foods again, but I have to steer away from anything with yeast and try to limit food items with 'sugar' listed in the first 2-3 ingredients on a food label. Raw foods especially, used to kill me, but not anymore, now that my gut has been restored. I'm even trying to eat spinach everyday after so much buzz about it lately :)

kops2da
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   Posted 7/19/2008 1:29 PM (GMT -7)   

Glad that has worked for you.  I am sure that I will work through medications and diet and find what works best for me.  My doctor did test me for all sorts of conditions - yeast infection, celiac disease, lactose, c-diff colitis and some others I can't remember  including cancer, of course.  BUT, since having gallbladder out I cannot digest/tolerate/handle fried food and high fats.  That is ok - don't care for them anyway.  My NP told me eat any fruist and veggies well cooked and that seems to be working ok. 

I think (hate to jinx it) that after two Proctofoams I am doing a little better - pray it continues.  At least no more diarrhea since I started Colazal and only cramping/bleeding mornings. Also, left-sided pain is more like "discomfort" now.

ElaineNY


68 yr. old granny
New UC (with rectal bleeding and diarrhea)- 3 months ago, colonoscopy showed mild
UC rectal and little above.
Using Canasa 1000mg. once a day - added Colazal 3X2 for a month
Probiotic Align (after trying primal defense)
Prilosec for GERD
Inderol for hypertension
Xanax and Lipitor
 
 
 
 
 


potato
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   Posted 7/19/2008 4:29 PM (GMT -7)   
The worst thing for me has been a stir fry dish I USED to make.  It made it with chicken breast and a frozen package of stir fry vegetables like broccoli, water chestnuts, peppers, etc., mixed with teriaki sauce and served with brown rice.  It seemed so healthy, until I got sick the next day after the last couple of times I made it. 
 
Now I hardly eat any Chinese food.   
Potato...  Female, 58, dx mild left sided ulcerative colitis 11/07
asacol 3 3x a day   asacol 2 3Xday
rowasa tapering to 2 x week
culturelle, citracell
Centrum, Vitamin E 400 mg
omeprazole 2x a day
oxazepam (anti anxiety) when needed
 
 
 
 
 
 


pb4
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   Posted 7/19/2008 6:32 PM (GMT -7)   
To Avoid: Pro-Inflammatory Foods

Stay away from pro-inflammatory foods, which accelerate the aging process. A simple rule of thumb is to consider the following: If it contains flour, and/or sugar or other sweetener, it will be pro-inflammatory. Sugary, starchy foods are poor choices and will not only pack on excess pounds, they will make you look older than your years.


Bagels
Breads, rolls, baked goods
Candy
Cake
cookies
Cereals (except old fashioned oatmeal)
Cornstarch
Corn bread, corn muffins
Corn syrup
Crackers
Croissants
Doughnuts
Egg rolls
Fast food
French Fries
Fruit juice—choose the fruit instead
Fried foods
Flour
Granola
Hard cheese (except for feta and grating cheeses, such as Romano and Parmesan)
Hot dogs
Ice cream, frozen yogurt, Italian ices
Jams, jellies and preserves
Margarine
Molasses
Muffins
Noodles
Pancakes
Pastry
Pie
Pita bread
Pizza
Pasta
Popcorn
Potatoes
Pudding
Relish
Rice
Sherbet
Shortening
Snack foods, including: potato chips, pretzels, corn chips, rice and corn cakes, etc.
Soda
Sugar
Tacos
Tortillas
Waffles

:)
My bum is broken....there's a big crack down the middle of it!  LOL  :)


kops2da
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   Posted 7/19/2008 6:39 PM (GMT -7)   
You gotta be kidding!!  At 68 no way am I giving up my occasional hotdog and my white bread, etc. etc.  I have cut out/back on sugar, spicy food, artificial sweetners, soda, etc.  Since my case seems to be mild to moderate and rectal - little left sided - I think the medication is working - I am overweight but YIKES - don't take the things I love away entirely - I will try to cut back some.
Thanks for the info anyway.
By the way - I hate fruit and veggies - just eat a few because I know I should.
By the way too - I am already OLD!!
 
ElaineNY
68 yr. old granny
New UC (with rectal bleeding and diarrhea)- 3 months ago, colonoscopy showed mild
UC rectal and little above.
Using Canasa 1000mg. once a day - added Colazal 3X2 for a month
Probiotic Align (after trying primal defense)
Prilosec for GERD
Inderol for hypertension
Xanax and Lipitor
 
 
 
 
 

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