Great Things to Eat and Drink if you've got UC

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   Posted 9/3/2008 7:23 AM (GMT -6)   
Everyone post your favorite things that don't upset your colon! I know different people react in different ways, just post what's good for *you*.

Pomegranite juice
Chinese food!!!
12 Asacol
100 mg Imuran

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   Posted 9/3/2008 7:56 AM (GMT -6)   
I am new to this was just diagnosised 8/25/08 but in my short time of totally changing my diet:

B - 2 slices white toast
1 scrambled egg

L - Tuna w/ mayo on 2 slices white bread

D - Talipia w/ Lime juice and cilantro, white rice, green peas

That was my food intake yesterday. Suppose I am on the right track. Too afraid to try oatmeal because of milk, Bananas would be good, but don't they have tiny seeds? Not suppose to have seeds of any kind here. Oh excuse me, I am just thinking out loud!


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   Posted 9/3/2008 8:09 AM (GMT -6)   
yoghurt (home made with honey)
Bacon, eggs
butternut squash

6 Asacol tabs/day
1 Pentasa Suppository / day
Fish oil 3/day (omega 3 only)
Multivitamin and mineral 1/day
Folic Acid 1/day
Aloe Vera 3/day
Specific Carbohydrate Diet SCD
Turmeric 3/day
Currently in no mans land between flare and remission

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   Posted 9/3/2008 8:20 AM (GMT -6)   
Chicken - in moderation
Mild curry (only because I'm a light weight with hot things)
Eggs (apart from fried
Fresh bread
Jacket potatoes
Rice Krispies (best breakfast cereal for me)

I want to eat more protein so this could be interesting to see what others find ok
Diagnosed 2003
Preds x 1mg a day
Azathiaprine x 200mg a day
In remission since November 2007 - best since diagnosis

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   Posted 9/3/2008 8:23 AM (GMT -6)   

This is a great post.  I am a senior and already have a list of things before being diagnosed that did not "agree" with me.  Most of Ian's list I can't eat.

So far the best for me is white bread, turkey, eggs, peanut butter, yogurt, anything not fried or too much sugar. Moderate amounts of very soft veggies.


68 yr. old granny
New diagnosed with proctosigmoiditis
Colazal 1X3- discontinued for now
Probiotic Align
Prilosec for GERD
Inderol for hypertension
Xanax,Lipitor, multivitamin, calcium w/D, Tylenol
Starting Rowasa nightly - discontinued for now

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   Posted 9/3/2008 8:39 AM (GMT -6)   
My main things are,
pomegranite/cranberry juice
spinich lots of yeah
  Diagnosed 22.5.08 with Lft sided U/C
  Meds Predfoam 20mg 2x day stopped started Salofalk supps 1gm 26/6/08
  Mesalazine 400mg 2 tabsx2 day

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   Posted 9/3/2008 8:53 AM (GMT -6)   
When i'm not flaring i eat whatever i like, not too unhealthy though.When i'm flaring i can't tolerate many foods at all.I seem to be able to eat plain cereals ok though.
                                     keep the faith 

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   Posted 9/3/2008 8:55 AM (GMT -6) might want to try rice milk. I can't have dairy, so substitute with rice milk. I do okay with it.

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   Posted 9/3/2008 10:24 AM (GMT -6)   
When I was flaring, bland low-fiber foods. I have no food intolerances, so mac and cheese was a staple. Peanut butter, chicken, fish, small amounts of beef. V-8 or other juices for my fruits and veggies.

I've been in remission for the past 2 1/2 years, and I now eat what I want.
Judy - Southern US 
Moderate to severe left-sided UC (21 cm) diagnosed 2001.
Avascular necrosis in both shoulders is my "forever" gift from Entocort.
Colazal,  Remicade, Nature's Way Primadophilus Reuteri. In remission since April, 2006.
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Please remember to consult your health care provider when making health-related decisions.

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   Posted 9/3/2008 3:37 PM (GMT -6)   
When I am not flaring, I can eat almost anything except for really greasy or fried foods (partly due to having IBS, too). And I'm lactose intollerant, so I have to be careful with dairy. But when I am flaring, I'm limited on what doesn't bother me (I think I ate these meals for weeks!):
Breakfast - scrambled egg beaters
Lunch - turkey deli sandwich on white bread
Dinner - boneless/skinless baked or grilled chicken breast, baked potatoes, and steamed/sauteed spinach

Diagnosed w/IBS: Oct. 2006
Diagnosed w/UC: Jan. 2007 (proctitis), July 2008 (full colitis)
Medications: Lialda (2 pills in the morning, 2 pills in the evening, soon to be 2 pills in the morning only once I'm off steriods); Prednisone (weening, down to 10mg/day); Protonix (until I'm done with prednisone); Remicade infusions (started Aug 2008 - 2 infusions so far, one more to go in 2 weeks prior to starting them every 8 weeks); Zyrtec-D (for allergies)
Supplements: Women's One-a-day multi-vitamin; Super B-xomplex w/vitamin C

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   Posted 9/3/2008 4:14 PM (GMT -6)   
It depends on the day... Some days I could literally eat anything and it would hurt my stomach. It could be the blandest, softest thing ever and I'd still be in pain.
Other days I stick with stuff like apple sauce, jello, bananas, and chicken usually doesn't bother me unless it's from Chick-Fil-A, not sure why. Which sucks because that's my favorite fast food place ever so I eat there anyway :)

You know, no matter what though, I cannot eat oatmeal. It just KILLS me, every time without fail. And I love maple and brown sugar oatmeal. I ate some yesterday for breakfast because I was really hungry and that was basically my only option, and I definitely paid for it the rest of the day.
It's really hard for me to say what my "safe foods" are though because one day they will be and the next they won't, same with the foods that sometimes are REALLY bad for me, like chili or tomatoe sauce. I have to be sure I'm not going ANYWHERE if I eat those, just in case :)

Female, 23, Ulcerative colitis (pancolitis) for 8 years so far; GERD; gastritis; osteopenia in femur head & lumbar spine from long term prednisone use....

Current Meds:
Lexapro 10mg, Lialda 2 pills a day, Rowasa enemas nightly


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   Posted 9/3/2008 4:29 PM (GMT -6)   
Honestly, over the years, I have learned that I can east ANYTHING in moderation. But in a flare, the worst things for me are creamy cream and anything heavily laden with cream sauces.
When I would have flares my comfort food that seems to keep the tummy calm were:
white rice with just a butter substitute (like Smart Balance these days), salt and pepper, baked whitefish with lemon, and canned cut green beans with lemon and butter substitute.

When not flaring my enemies are over eating anything.
diagnosed with UC in 1962
regualr meds:
Asulfadine (500mg tablets, 6 daily)
Folic Acid
Zantac as needed
open heart surgery in 2005 for removal of aortic root aneurysm

potty girl
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   Posted 9/3/2008 4:38 PM (GMT -6)   
rice checks with fat free milk no added sugar, french toast every now and then with all fruit are powdered sugar, eggs. chicken baked are grilled, turkey baked, steamed carrots, rice, potato baked are mashed, fish baked or grilled, pasta, spegetti with turkey burger,canned peaches and pears in own juice, I drink water, decafe green tea, pomegranite juice, and coconut water. I can eat alot of other things but in moderation.

synthroid .088 mg, lowpressor 50 mg x 2, cozaar 25mg x2, imdur 30 mg
nitroquick, proventol, plavix 75 mg, protonix 40 mg x 2, asacal 400mg x 9
carafate 1 gm x 4, zyrtec 10 mg, rhinocort aqua nose spray, fish oil,

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   Posted 9/3/2008 7:22 PM (GMT -6)   
As a final ditch effort before maybe trying remicade or leading to possible surgery i dramatically changed my diet. Its been about a month now...

weekly routine...
Breakfast 3eggs and toast and a OJ
lunch is a protien shake
snack is a bananna
dinner white rice grilled chicked or fish, steamed veggies and watermelon

I cut out red meats, dairy, caffine, sugars, and fatty foods.

I cant say that this has CURED my problems but rather keeps from aggrovating things.
26y old male med disharge veteran
Diagnosed with UC (lower proctitis) in 2004
Current daily treatment:
1000mg sup asacol
2400mg oral asacol
40mg prednisone
75mg azathioprine
20mg Nexum
Still 4-5 bloody, mucus bowel movents a day! Blah...

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   Posted 9/3/2008 10:15 PM (GMT -6)   
Lets see drinks.

ice tea unsweetend (i sweeten it with 1 pack of suger and I make sure half of it is water)
Salads (me love them!!!!)
Anything that isn't too greasy or too spicey (which sucks cuz I like spicey foods)
I try to avoid caffine at all costs, but being a college student sometimes I don't get the sleep I need so I tend to need something to keep me awake.
Tuna+1 hard boiled egg+1 stick of celery+mayo+musterd (only a little bit like a drop or two) +some sliced pickels on bread+a little bit of salt and pepper+some chives/onions+and some bread too= mmm good....Me favorite sandwich. Really you should try it.

Yep yep I put down a recipe for you guys. You asked so I deliver. =) Granted I have Leftsided UC so I need the high fiber diet.
18 years old, College Student ~WAHOO GO CATS=)
Diagnosed in 2004
Currently on:
Imuran 3pills/day
And many other over the counter meds.

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   Posted 9/4/2008 8:02 AM (GMT -6)   
Hello everyone!  It's been a while since I have posted.  I was diagnosed with UC about 3 years ago.  I still have a difficult time finding things to eat when I flare and when I am not flaring.  I do know when I am flaring even small flares I can seem to stomach anything and I toast seems to be my friend along with a soft boiled egg.  Sometimes just pasta with butter but there can be times I can't stomach that.  Here is a short list.
decaf tea (no cream)
soft boiled egg
Current meds are:
Asacol 6 pills a day
Lexapro 20 mg once a day
Ativan .5 mg when needed
Canasa when needed

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   Posted 9/4/2008 9:33 AM (GMT -6)   

Hi - can you explain this statement to me...


Granted I have Leftsided UC so I need the high fiber diet."  I did not know that or have never been told.  My doc said LOW fiber until in remission.  I have left-sided.  ElaineNY
68 yr. old granny
New diagnosed with proctosigmoiditis
Colazal 1X3- discontinued for now
Probiotic Align
Prilosec for GERD
Inderol for hypertension
Xanax,Lipitor, multivitamin, calcium w/D, Tylenol
Starting Rowasa nightly - discontinued for now

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   Posted 9/4/2008 11:38 AM (GMT -6)   
Elaine was wondering the same thing I was. I have left sided UC too and have always been under the understanding to stay low fibre when in a flare.

33 yr old, female.
Diagnosed with UC in 1996, symptoms since 1990
Currently in a UC flare since July 2008 *grrrr*
On Imuran 2mg/day, Primal Defence 2 tables/day, now added cortifoam for flare

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   Posted 9/4/2008 1:55 PM (GMT -6)   
Anything low fiber is good. Have you noticed that white foods are good? Comfort food. Eggs are a favorite. Although now I found out I should avoid egg whites, go figure.
No tomato sauces or hard alcohol or iceberg lettuce, ever.
49 year old female, diagnosed UC/pancolitis 1985, no surgery but much suffering.
Asacol/5ASA maintenance for 20+ years, usually 3 pills 2x day. 
Currently tapering off presnisone from lingering flare;
August 2008 sought care of naturopathic doctor. Tested gluten intolerant and started gluten-free, soy-free, etc. diet which resolved flare. Also Replete probiotic, DGL (licorice root, slippery elm), Permeability Factors. Slow-release iron and B-12 shots for severe anemia.

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