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   Posted 9/10/2008 6:54 AM (GMT -6)   
Im getting ready to go to school in about an hour and im STARVING! But usually when i eat before i go to school, its not pretty..after lunch im running to the bathroom 2-3 times before i get home. I absolutely hate using the bathroom at school..esp if im getting ready to and someone walks in! Arg i hate that.
Does anyone have a good quick easy breakfast, something i can grab and eat in like 10 minutes? Id eat cereal but the milk gives me wicked gas and thats not good when im sitting in class. haha I cant have anything dairy.
Katrina, Senior in high school! =]
Dx with UC March 18,2008
Methotrexate shot once/weekly
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   Posted 9/10/2008 7:21 AM (GMT -6)   
What about a banana and oatmeal? They both help bind the stool so you don't run to the bathroom as much. Unless you can't handle the oats? Personally I love peanut butter toast with honey. This works for me so I don't run to the bathroom too much in the mornings.
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   Posted 9/10/2008 7:26 AM (GMT -6)   
fiber wafers, granola bars.
diagnosed with left-sided UC in 1997. (45cm)
Currently on 10mg Prednisone
12 caps of colazal    9 caps Colazal
2 rowasa enemas nightly
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   Posted 9/10/2008 11:32 AM (GMT -6)   
I have a very touchy stomach too when it comes to eating.  I have pretty much the same thing for breakfast every morning (Boring i know, but for me it's safe)....I have a bowl of Rice Chex with Almond Milk (i can't have dairy either and i found i like the taste of the Almond Milk better than Soy).  Good luck it can be frustrating finding food you can tolerate!
Diagnosed with UC 3/2008
Currently trying to taper off of Prednisone
Entocort 9mg daily

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   Posted 9/10/2008 12:45 PM (GMT -6)   
Believe it or not, for the past six years I've been nuking a can or bowl of soup and having that for breakfast every morning. When I was so sick, it was the only thing that sounded good to me and one of the things I could tolerate. It also gave me some well-cooked veggies. Now it's become a habit, and I still do it frequently.
Judy - Southern US 
Moderate to severe left-sided UC (21 cm) diagnosed 2001.
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   Posted 9/10/2008 1:01 PM (GMT -6)   
try lactaid milk... the only cereal i'll have in the morning is rice krispies..
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   Posted 9/10/2008 1:15 PM (GMT -6)   
When I was flaring I couldn't really eat breakfast too. Since the thought of food before leaving the house made me cringe I would pack a a couple of those buttery crackers and eat them in class. If the teacher had a problem I'd tell them to go talk to the nurse.
Sam 19 year old college student
Diagnosed March 2005
Remission since January/April 2006 (incident with mono)
3200mg Asacol, 25mg Amitriptlyine, Ortho Tri-cyclen lo, Imodium when I need it
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   Posted 9/10/2008 1:42 PM (GMT -6)   
I eat yogurt for breakfast.
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   Posted 9/10/2008 2:28 PM (GMT -6)   
Banana, yogurt or some toast. White toast may sit better with you if you're flaring. I like to have a piece of toast or half a bagel with peanut butter on it. Sometimes I put banana slices on top which is really good, too.
Diagnosed with UC March 2007; Asacol 4 tablets 3x/day; Rowasa nightly; Canasa weekly; Viactiv; Metamucil wafers; multivitamin

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   Posted 9/10/2008 3:47 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank you all for the advice =]

Kara, I tried lactaid milk and its not that bad. Soy milk IS NASTY! I dont see how ppl drink it. Although the chocolate isnt bad. Bananas tend to give me the poo poos or gas. I think ill try toast tomorrow and see how that goes
Katrina, Senior in high school! =]
Dx with UC March 18,2008
Methotrexate shot once/weekly
15mg Prednisone,Iron,Multivitamin,Folic Acid
"I can drop bombs with the best of them"
   hahah Can't we all?

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   Posted 9/10/2008 4:43 PM (GMT -6)   
Breakfast for me normally -

Banana and Activia, with perhaps a cup of organic peppermint tea (decaf).

Sometimes I add a few slices of turkey bacon and maybe one egg if I have the time to cook it. If I haven't gone to the can by this point, it usually prompts me to evacuate most of my nightly gut-terror.
Sean - 31
Prednisone again for another 12 days, 25mg
UC Since April 2006, diagnosed 2007 (Flex-Sig)
4 x Liada (4 am)
175mg Azathioprine
2 x Imodium (on days where I have to leave the house)
Remicade infusion starting
1 x 1000mg Fish Oil Cap
Activia yogurt and SCD-like foods to see if I can make a change. Just got in my 4 day trial of Haldi.

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   Posted 9/10/2008 5:10 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi...a boiled egg and a piece of toast. It's protein, zinc, vitamin A, did I mention protein?

Cereal and a banana...gasssss food from my experience...a boiled egg and toast can keep me active for 4 - 6 hours.

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~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed
~Probiotic 4(Natural Factors Protec) bedtime + Primadophilus Reuteri Pearls occasionally
~multi-digestive enzymes as needed
~Ranitidine,Pariet (reflux);  Effexor XR 75mg(depression);  Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
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   Posted 9/10/2008 6:02 PM (GMT -6)   
My favorite breakfast is egg salad (egg and mayo and mustard), and I have it with a little salmon but it would be good on bread or toast or crackers.
But I found out I actually have some sensitivity to eggs whites, boo hoo. Egg yolk salad isn't as good.

I eat before I get ready (after some light exercise) to give it time to stimulate bathroom activity before I leave the house. I know coffee is an irritant, but sometimes I have a little but I'm trying to switch back to tea in the morning.
49 year old female attorney, diagnosed UC/pancolitis 1985, no surgery but much suffering.
Asacol/5ASA maintenance for 20+ years, usually 3 pills 2x day. 
Currently tapering OFF prednisone 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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   Posted 9/10/2008 6:40 PM (GMT -6)   
You might try a fiber wafer with some peanut butter on it, which would give you a bit of protein.  Or sunflower seed butter, which is also tasty. 

Oh, and re:  soy milk -  try the vanilla flavored kind 

Potato...  Female, 58, dx 11/07 mild left sided ulcerative colitis (50 cm)
asacol 3 3x a day, cortenema (generic) am & pm rowasa every other day  culturelle, benefiber wafers  generic acidophilus, metamucil wafers, activia
children's vitamin, Vitamin E 400 mg, omeprazole 2xday
oxazepam when needed, lomotil or ImodiumAD (not in the same day) when needed

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   Posted 9/10/2008 9:53 PM (GMT -6)   
Vanilla Silk is the awesome. I love it.
Sean - 31
Prednisone again for another 12 days, 25mg
UC Since April 2006, diagnosed 2007 (Flex-Sig)
4 x Liada (4 am)
175mg Azathioprine
2 x Imodium (on days where I have to leave the house)
Remicade infusion starting
1 x 1000mg Fish Oil Cap
Activia yogurt and SCD-like foods to see if I can make a change. Just got in my 4 day trial of Haldi.

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   Posted 9/10/2008 10:41 PM (GMT -6)   
Yogurt smoothies for breakfast is a great alternative to eating solid favorite is with a banana and 100% pure pineapple juice (no sugar added, no additives, ect), it's quick, goes down fast and being liquid it's easy on the guts and the yogurt gives you a little good bacteria which is essential for IBDers due to bacterial over-growth issues we tend to have and yogurt already has the lactose broken down so if you're lactose intolerant it won't be an issue, so long as you use plain yogurt, not the kind with fruit because those tend to have addivites, sugar, ect.

If you take a good probiotic daily and indefinitely this will aid with your lactose intolerance issues, I had severe lactose intolerance issues and the Primadophilus Rueteri made by natures way specifies that it aids with lactose intolerance issues, high cholesterol and for women, vaginal health (no more yeast infections).

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   Posted 9/11/2008 2:28 AM (GMT -6)   
toasted bagel with butter

eggo waffles with butter
(or if you can, peanut butter and jelly on eggo waffles is yummy - sounds weird, but try it, its good)

works a charm! and tasty!
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

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   Posted 9/11/2008 4:42 AM (GMT -6)   
I like boiled egg and white bread with a little butter or white toast with a yoghurt drink.
  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 9/11/2008 11:42 AM (GMT -6)   
Mmm I have to echo the oatmeal suggestion from Sherry.  That is my morning favorite as well.  Kashi actually sells a vanilla flavor in little packet servings.  I throw that in the microwave for a bit and use water rather than milk.  Turns out pretty well!

Danielle  26/F
Dx: Pancolitis for 12 years
Meds: Asacol (400mg x12 daily)
         Prenatal vitamins + extra calcium supp.
         Fish Oil
         Culturelle x2 daily

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   Posted 9/11/2008 12:55 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi there,
I am a firm believer in porridge made with water. The night before soak porridge oats in boiling water. Cover. Next morning give it 2 mins in the microwave ( whilst washing/showering ?). Leave it for a few mins to thicken. Serve with dried cranberries and soya probiotic/oat milk ? I like banana but it gives me indigestion some mornings. Also good are mini oatibix ( available in UK ) with plain choc bits/currants. Try rice or oat milk. When first diagnosed with lactose intolerance I poured tinned fruit plus the juice ( not acidic fruit ) over non-wheat cereal. Try to give yourself plenty of time in the mornings so that you can get into the pattern of having an early morning bowel movement. To help, I have a couple of fine oatcakes with manuka honey last thing at night.
I know the complications involved as I was a teacher and unable to leave the class unattended, until the school finally placed my teaching room in a department -- then I was able to ask a fellow teacher to take over for a few minutes. However I gave up teaching in 1994 and there followed 14 years symptom free !!
I wish you good fortune and good eating !! turn

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   Posted 9/11/2008 1:24 PM (GMT -6)   
ham and egg fried in olive oil with two slices of whole wheat...sometimes on the side, I'll also have a plain yogurt (no sugar added) blended with a banana, pear, strawberry and blueberries to add natural sweetness to it.

Diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis January 2007
Meds: Remicade, Primal Defense Ultra, Multi-vitamins (also iron, B12, Magnesium and Zinc), Flaxseed/Natures Bounty Fish Oil
Swanson Ultra Caprylic Acid (natural anti-fungal) 600mg x2 daily
Carrot & Garlic supplements (natural anti-fungal) x2 daily
Currently taking herbal meds in the search to regain full health.

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   Posted 9/11/2008 6:23 PM (GMT -6)   
Smoothie for the win. Frozen yogurt, regular yogurt, bannana or berries, peanut butter, whey protein, couple squirts of hershys chocolate. Blend together or if in a hurry smash down in a travel mug and by the time you get to work is stir worthy. Sometimes add graham crackers when not blending for the pie crust effect. This is also a great desert.
Asacol 400mg 3X Daily
Probiotic x2 Daily
Multivitamin x1 Daily
Calcuim Vitamin D Daily
Fish Oil x2 Daily
Diagnosed with UC in May of 2007

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   Posted 9/11/2008 6:48 PM (GMT -6)   
oops....I should have clarified that this is a suggestion for after you eat, and have problems at school....... 
Hi.  My son is also a senior, and when he needs to go, the school nurse lets him use the restroom in her office.  She then writes him a pass to get back to class. Do you have a 504 plan or whatever it is called?  Nobody really mentioned that to us when we needed it, and now he is doing well, and we are happy about that, but you may want to inquire at your school about doing one. We definately will, IF things don't stay good.  I truly hope you can enjoy your senior year.

UC Mom
Son diagnosed 10, 2006 at age 15
6MP 100 mg. per day
Vitamin Supplements

Post Edited (UC Mom) : 9/11/2008 8:19:19 PM (GMT-6)

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