Hi...5-ASA medications include mesalamine, mesalazine, osalazine... (Asacol, Colazal, Pentasa, Dipentum, Salofalk, Rowasa, Canasa...etc). Sulfasalazine is the original UC medication with 5ASA in it .... eventually, the mesalamine was separated unto itself and a special coating was used to get it to the colon instead of using the sulfa...the first result was Asacol.
for some popcorn can be a problem...for me it's not at all. I dont have it during the day unless I'm at the movies..lol! Chewing it well helps. I never have microwave popcorn...it's all crapola. Air-popped is much better. By keeping the popcorn in a glass jar in the freezer makes for better popping with less harsh hulls...
There are also popcorn twists available.....higher in fat and salt, but maybe a few would be an OK snack.
This is what I'd change about
your diet at this point if it were me (because that's what I found out what worked well for )....no oatmeal or high fibre cereal with milk products in the morning...have an egg and toast instead. Cut the juice with water. (I don't drink juice because it hurts my stomach..if I were to have it, it'd be in the evening cut with water)
Save anything that'll give you gas for evening or late afternoon because it'll hit about
3 or more hours after you eat it.
I think experiment with cereal bars or protein bars might be better...a half rather than a full one. Again, they give me LOTS of discomfort, it's not something I eat, but experiment. Make sure you have enough water with them.
Thanks for the kind words...when I was working I definitely kept my eating pretty basic, no high fibre during the day and I never snacked on the junk stuff.
The fibre wafers in the evening after your supper might be a good idea to help with the next day's bms.
As you get used to them, then you'll probably be able to add or divide the amount you eat throughout the day. As your flare lessens, your eating will change as you feel better.
Hope this helps...experiment and you'll find what works for you and has you more satisfied.
Keep us updated.
*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
~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 !!!