Thanks for the reply, Cfromutah! I will definitely stick with this. Like finick08, I had diarrhea these first couple days although that's nothing unusual, but it seems to be letting up (I hope! Fingers crossed!). I'm eating three ounces a day (1 1oz package with each meal), and I will add in spinach, carrots, and broccoli as you suggest. I love all those veggies anyway.
I SO hope this works, because this is most agreeable diet change I've tried. I really like the sunflower seeds! I will definitely keep everyone posted on the results. Thanks again for your help, and enjoy your well-deserved remission!
Oh! Forgot to ask one last question - when you're in remission, can you eat whatever you want as long you eat the seeds/spinach? Even foods you couldn't eat in a flare? Just curious...
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)
Post Edited (Kiss520) : 7/22/2008 6:13:02 AM (GMT-6)