4 years ago I was pregnant with my last child and got really sick. I was having diarrhea with blood and all, got dehydrated, started having contractions so I had to go into the hospital. While I was their my dr wanted me to have a colonoscopy. Since I was pregnant they said they couldn't give me anything so I had to have it done with out any anesthesia. That was not fun at all. So the dr tells me I have UC and put me on some meds. Didn't explain what the heck UC was just told me to take the meds.Well after I had my son everything went back to normal. I stopped taking the meds and I was fine again so I didn't even see that dr again. So back in February of this year I had another flare up and I have been battling it ever since. I had to call my gyn to find out what the GI dr's name was. So, the gi dr put me back on the Prednisone and Colazal and once I felt better I stopped taking the meds, he never told me i had to stay on the meds so I flared up again. I had to go back on the prednisone and since I don't have insurance and couldn't really afford the Colazal he switched me to Sulfasalazine. later he wanted me to try Lialda but I found that the Lialda upset my stomach really bad so I stopped taking it and went back to the Sulfasalazine. I am a stay at home mom and my youngest just started pre-k so the school I used to work at ask me to come back and help part time in the cafeteria. I have finally finished the prednisone and i am praying that the sulfasalazine will be enough to keep me from flaring up again.
I just had another Colonoscopy done back in June and when I went in to see him it was like a really short visit. he comes in and says "yep it is UC, here try this Lialda bye" so while I am sitting waiting for my Lialda samples he is running around telling his staff what pictures he wants to put in the room for the new Doctor that is joining his office. I am in the hall waiting and I finally interrupt him and ask about what foods I should eat or what I should stay away from and he just says eat rice or potatoes, baked chicken and such. he isn't really full of information and i guess I should find another dr but since I don't really know much about UC I never know what to ask. i mean 4 years ago he gave me some paper work and it said something about a low fiber diet and if gave a list of foods to stay away from but then now I read that you should have fiber. I am just really confused.
I have seen post on here about staying away from sugars, bread, cereals, nuts, candy, cookies and things like that. i am just curious, if you can't eat any of that what exactly are you supposed to eat.
i used to drink sweet tea, actually i lived on sweet tea most of my life but i stopped drinking it and now I only drink water. once in a while i will have a glass of kool aid or a little bit of coke but i read that we are not supposed to be drinking soda either.
so what do you guys eat and how do you cut sugar out, it is in everything.