New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
[ << Previous Thread | Next Thread >> ]

Gigi1227
Regular Member


Date Joined Aug 2008
Total Posts : 469
   Posted 8/29/2008 11:25 AM (GMT -6)   
I have been diagnosised with colitis.  I am a bit overwhelmed as to what to eat and what not to eat or drink.  I am eating fish, chicken, and shrimp.  Veggies are all steamed until they are soft and mashed tats.  Drinking water, 1 cup of coffee in the a.m. (dr. said it was ok but just one) sprite, apple juice.  I am on a suppository in the evening  canasa and he is mailing another perscription to me - he told me what it was - but I have forgotten the name.  It starts w/ an A I do remember that.  I don't know what I'm really needing.  Am I doing this thing right?  I also have divirticulosis where I am to eat a high fiber diet, but the doctor says to do the colitis diet for now.  Is life ever back to normal?  Mine was brought on they say because I quit smoking.  But I have to be thanksful - I don't have lung cancer and I don't have copd.  Any comments/advice/suggestions will be greatly appreciated.  I hope everyone has a wonderful painfree day.

Red_34
Elite Member


Date Joined Apr 2004
Total Posts : 23551
   Posted 8/29/2008 11:32 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Gigi, welcome to HW :) Since you have diverticulosis to get the fiber you need, instead of relying on a high fiber diet, you can try a fiber supplement such as Benefiber, Citrucel or Metamucil. Some Uc'ers can't tolerate fiber supplements though so this is trial and error. Also because of the Divert. try to avoid seeds and nuts because not only will it aggravate that but it can bother Uc'ers as well. It sounds like you are on the right diet for now though so if it is agreeing with you, try to stay with it until you feel better. This other med, is it Asacol? Great job on quitting smoking! That is a very tough thing to do. So you were diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis or just Colitis? If it's Uc, do you know the extent of the disease in your colon?
 @--->--SHERRY--<---@
Moderator for Allergies/Asthma and Co-moderator for UC
~Left sided Uc-'92-Colazal(9 daily),6mp(50-100mgs),Prilosec,Biotin,Forvia,Pro-Bio**Unable to tolerate Asacol, Rowasa or Canasa**~Year-round allergies-Singulair, Allegra~Secondary Reynauds Syndrome-'04-Norvasc~Spinal Stenosis(?)~Sacroiliitis-epidural injections~bulging and herniated discs C5/C6 & C6/C7~3rd epidural injection 9/4, Neurontin and Skelaxin
To help Healingwell - click here: DONATE
 
 
 
 

 
 


Gigi1227
Regular Member


Date Joined Aug 2008
Total Posts : 469
   Posted 8/29/2008 11:39 AM (GMT -6)   
Yes, I should have put that in - I do know to stay away from seeds, nuts, popcorn and such because of the divirticulosis. And thank you - we (my husband and I) quit smoking March 11, 2008 and I do love being a nonsmoker - LOL except for this colitis. Honestly, right now I truly am confused as to whether it was just colitis or ulcerated. The nurse told me this a.m. that there is a letter coming in the mail as well as another perscription. It has been almost 3 months since I have had a day that I have felt good. I waited really longer than I should have to contact the doctor. I am popular for that! Anyway, I know I must be patient.
New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
Forum Information
Currently it is Wednesday, September 19, 2018 12:14 AM (GMT -6)
There are a total of 3,004,518 posts in 329,151 threads.
View Active Threads


Who's Online
This forum has 161743 registered members. Please welcome our newest member, worldmicroblade.
250 Guest(s), 0 Registered Member(s) are currently online.  Details