so if i am to avoid dairy, wheat, fiber etc what do you eat . Can I have a days food intake from

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mom4321
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   Posted 8/15/2008 5:26 PM (GMT -6)   
some of you who are pros at this ? Even veggies and fruit with skin seems bad so what exactly do you eat?

LyndaC
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   Posted 8/15/2008 5:30 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi mom4311, you're on a low residue diet? my experience was soon as I left the hospital I was advised to stay on the diet for a few weeks and gradually introduce regular foods to see if I can tolerate them. I don't eat high fibre foods and probably won't but so far I've been lucky and have been able to tolerate most foods in a normal diet. I think I stayed with the low residue diet for three weeks.
 
40 year old female. Ireland.
Suffered with stress for 5 years and quit smoking 2.5 yrs ago.
Diagnosed UC in June 08.
Asacolon 2400mg per day
Protiem 
Prednisone
Also taking Calcium, Acidophilis, Zinc, Vit C, Vit B complex, Omega 3 and Evening Primrose
 
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mom4321
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   Posted 8/15/2008 5:33 PM (GMT -6)   

The only instructions I was given was to avoid all dairy. I am sure i need to do more so I am trying to figure it out by reading here.  If I avoid wheat and fiber as well Ihave no idea what I will eat.

Not sure what the low residue diet is .


LyndaC
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   Posted 8/15/2008 5:40 PM (GMT -6)   
A low residue diet is a low fibre diet. It is to help reduce the bulk in the bowel so that the inflamation can reduce.  If you google low residue diet there are some sites with a large list of low residue foods. It's actually not to bad. Lean meat like chicken, steak is not recommended as it is hard for the body to break it down, fish, potatoes, carrots,  eggs, white bread, plain scones, cheese, no green veggies, no pulse fruits, no bran...there's quite a list of foods to choose from to be honest.  It does all seem daunting I know but with some determination you can find lots of foods you can eat on the low residue diet. 
 
if you have trouble finding it I'd be happy to email you the list I have, although I got it via google, first on the list.
 
Lynda smilewinkgrin
 
40 year old female. Ireland.
Suffered with stress for 5 years and quit smoking 2.5 yrs ago.
Diagnosed UC in June 08.
Asacolon 2400mg per day
Protiem 
Prednisone
Also taking Calcium, Acidophilis, Zinc, Vit C, Vit B complex, Omega 3 and Evening Primrose
 
I'm on my own little planet..but that's okay they know me there.
 
 
 


jujub
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   Posted 8/15/2008 5:42 PM (GMT -6)   
Mom, if you try to follow all of the diet recommendations here, you'll soon starve to death. Almost everything bothers one or the other of us. One of the most helpful things is to keep a food diary. If you notice over time that 8-36 hours after you eat a certain thing you always have trouble, then you can try leaving that out of your diet to see if it helps. It's not a quick answer, because it can take several weeks to start seeing a pattern.

Things that tend to bother a lot of us when we're flaring are high fiber foods, fatty or spicy foods, and dairy. Some of us notice that food affects us a lot and others that it really doesn't have much affect. Unfortunately, it's sort of a guessing game at first.
Judy - Southern US 
 
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mom4321
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   Posted 8/15/2008 5:43 PM (GMT -6)   
whats a no pulse fruit?

LyndaC
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   Posted 8/15/2008 5:47 PM (GMT -6)   
fruits like peaches, plums...fruits that would help you go to the loo if you were constipated ;-)strawberries are out, any berries really

pears are okay without the skin, I can't remember to be honest now.
 
40 year old female. Ireland.
Suffered with stress for 5 years and quit smoking 2.5 yrs ago.
Diagnosed UC in June 08.
Asacolon 2400mg per day
Protiem 
Prednisone
Also taking Calcium, Acidophilis, Zinc, Vit C, Vit B complex, Omega 3 and Evening Primrose
 
I'm on my own little planet..but that's okay they know me there.
 
 
 


bbc
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   Posted 8/15/2008 5:52 PM (GMT -6)   
Fruits are easier to tolerate if they are preserved/caned/jarred etc.

Bananas are also good as they are binding

Protiens are recommended because they have very little sugar and or no carbs which can turn tosugar once digested.

Certian green veggies are ok if they are cooked very well (kinda mushy)...

I take a digestive enzyme with every meal. I was a sugar junkie for years and I'm sure that plus God knows what else got me this way.
Mild to Moderate Pancolitis
Dx'd 05/2007
3 Lialda per day
Generic Rowasa daily or every other night
Probiotics, Bowel Soother, Fish Oil, Calcium, Multi Vitamin and Melatonin
Trying to reduce sugar in my diet but cannot tolerate artificial sweetners
I excersice daily
Did I happen to mention I HATE this disease!!!


mom4321
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   Posted 8/15/2008 5:56 PM (GMT -6)   
I do love sweets so Ive probably brought this on myself in one way or another.

kops2da
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   Posted 8/15/2008 5:58 PM (GMT -6)   

This is a good idea of low fiber/residue diet.  It was recommended to me for a few weeks to eat low fiber/residue and then after some healing, etc. try fiber in a small amounts - such as little serving of pineapple or wheat bread, etc.  Everyone is certainly different but the low residue helped me to have less discomfort and pain with BMs.

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New diagnosed with proctosigmoiditis
Colazal 3X3
Probiotic Align
Prilosec for GERD
Inderol for hypertension
Xanax,Lipitor, multivitamin, calcium w/D, Tylenol
Starting Rowasa
 
 
 
 
 
 


pb4
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   Posted 8/15/2008 6:02 PM (GMT -6)   
I would not be avoiding fibre, fibre helps sweep the bowels clean of bacteria and helps promote normal bowel function, fibre supplements are an excellent alternative if you have issues with eating fibreous foods...it will likely cause some extra bloating and gas but this is normal and happens to healthy people as well, it will pass and that varies from person to person.

Just my 2 cents!
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kops2da
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   Posted 8/15/2008 6:10 PM (GMT -6)   

pb4 - I thought that too and was sure my gastro doctor would recommend a fiber supplement like Metamucil, etc. BUT he said to do the low residue/fiber when flaring until some healing because the fiber is "rough" on an inflammed colon.  Then - he said to add fiber when in remission very slowly and that is good.  Just my doc - I am sure others have other ideas.  Seems to have worked for me so far.  Also, possibly because I have had IBS for many years.

ElaineNY


68 yr. old granny
New diagnosed with proctosigmoiditis
Colazal 3X3
Probiotic Align
Prilosec for GERD
Inderol for hypertension
Xanax,Lipitor, multivitamin, calcium w/D, Tylenol
Starting Rowasa
 
 
 
 
 
 


pb4
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   Posted 8/15/2008 7:05 PM (GMT -6)   
Ya, each doc has a bit of a different stand on the fibre issue...I was severely flaring when my GI told me to take fibre supplements daily and I have to say it was the BEST advice I'v ever gotten from a GI.

Point is though, not to avoid fibre all together, I think alot of people do that when they think low-fibre, they don't get enough...and correct, it's important to add fibre slowly, even if going the route of fibre supplements always start with a small amount and increase slooowly and only if necessary, drink lots of water regardless what your fibre regime is, water is hugely important because we tend to get dehydrated easily (mainly due to D) and because water flushes toxins out of the body...something that most people are shoveling at a horrid rate from making poor diet choices.

:)
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NMcP
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   Posted 8/15/2008 7:51 PM (GMT -6)   
My GI told me to not eat veggie skins and to cook the veggies enough that I can mash 'em with a fork. I was also told not to take fiber supplements when in flare. Good advise for me. As per my daily journal (I track what I eat, how many times I poop, if I have urges or blood, etc), I can't handle fiber well at all. Dairy seems to be ok for me.

So like everyone else, I am a pretty big advocate of the food diary. I was on weight watchers points years ago, so the diet diary is nothing new. It helps with UC but it also helps you watch your weight..which is sorta a two-fer : )
Age: 48
location: Seattle, Wa
currently in small flare, tail end of colon
Diagnosed with UC in June 2006
Medications: Asacol 3 pills 3 x/day, Cortifoam at bedtime, Canansa in the morning
No. of colonoscopies: 1
Originally diagnosed with moderate UC, pancolitis


kazygirl
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   Posted 8/15/2008 8:28 PM (GMT -6)   
when i was at my absolute sickest last year... i found the easiest thing for me to eat was
avocado and some tuna spread on a saltine.
i would make up about 5 or 6 crackers and eat them. worked a charm.
sushi worked for me as well.

but now...in this flare...i dont even want to go near tuna and crackers cuz i almost turned into one last year from eating it every single freakin day.
hehe

and i dont konw about the sugar thing honestly... i ate a whole bag of jelly beans 3 days ago and the last 3 days have been great. didnt get up once during the night and only gone to the toilet once each day for the last 3. i think i found my fix! haha jelly beans.
steph - 32 - female - UC since 2000
currently flaring again..  grrr! (triggered by stress - grrr)
mesalazine granules 3g x1 a day (much nicer than a million tablets a day)
enteric coated fish oil -omega 3 (so they get all the way to my colon)
vitamin D3 x1 a day
prednisolone 25mg x1 a day (ick ick and did i say ick?)
tumeric capsules x3 a day
 
 
 


pb4
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   Posted 8/15/2008 8:59 PM (GMT -6)   
shocked  Yikes kazygirl you are KAZY...Don't let those sugary jellybeans get the best of you!
 
 
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Sara14
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   Posted 8/15/2008 9:47 PM (GMT -6)   
mom4321 said...
I do love sweets so Ive probably brought this on myself in one way or another.
Nothing you did made you get UC. The cause is unknown, but so far leading scientists/researchers have not shown a link between consumption of sweets or any specific diet and IBD.
 
I agree with the suggestions of keeping a food diary, as this disease seems very personal. The general suggestions include staying away from spicy foods; eliminating dairy if you are lactose intolerant and cutting down on insoluble fiber (i.e. the skins of veggies and fruits); and drink plenty of water.
 
Each GI I've seen has basically said if you find a certain food disagrees with you, don't eat it.
Diagnosed with UC March 2007; Asacol 4 tablets 3x/day; Rowasa weekly; Canasa weekly; Viactiv; Metamucil wafers; multivitamin


bbc
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   Posted 8/15/2008 10:09 PM (GMT -6)   
My GI siad there is an absolute lag effect before one may notice symptoms of changing ones eating habits...he said the lag is a bout a month+/-.
Mild to Moderate Pancolitis
Dx'd 05/2007
3 Lialda per day
Generic Rowasa daily or every other night
Probiotics, Bowel Soother, Fish Oil, Calcium, Multi Vitamin and Melatonin
Trying to reduce sugar in my diet but cannot tolerate artificial sweetners
I excersice daily
Did I happen to mention I HATE this disease!!!

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