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Gigi1227
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   Posted 9/10/2008 9:17 PM (GMT -6)   
Ok, so I over did it today.  I had my 2 leaves of Romaine lettuce w/ a hardboiled egg cut up salad along w/ a chicken casserole for dinner.  Ate maybe 3 bites of salad and 2 bites of the casserole and my tummy is killing me.  shakehead   I'm convinced - I have to keep a journal and only try one new thing at a time.  This really sucks - but at least I got to have a bite of salad!  My appetite is almost zelch, nada, zero - I can't eat much and I feel it is the asacol that I started on on Monday.  Since I started that my appetite has gone down hill.  I know I gotta eat but I also know tonight and tomorrow will be hell.  Oh well, it was fun getting excited over dinner!
 
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pb4
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   Posted 9/10/2008 10:45 PM (GMT -6)   
I didn't indulge in too many fibreous foods until my system was fully adjusted to the fibre supplements I take for that very reason, the extra bloating and gas I got from the fibre supplements in the beginning was hard enough to deal with besides adding fibreous foods in too soon.
 
Always go slow with adding fibre (food or supplements) and drink plenty of water daily.

:)


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kazygirl
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   Posted 9/11/2008 2:26 AM (GMT -6)   
wooo.. lettuce.. grrrr... i can't eat it.
it scrapes along my colon and hurts. ouchy.

i dont have the patience or finishing power to really keep a dedicated food journal. i usually remember what feels good and what doesnt cuz i get a lot of pain if i make a mistake on my food. seems like it sticks in my mind.
i should keep a journal, but i would be lying if i said i would stick to it.
i just love good food too much.

and i also realised (during my horrible painful flare) that it hurt no matter what i ate, so i just ate what i wanted. why be in pain and have bland crappy food, when i can be in pain and have really yummy food!
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 9/11/2008 11:23 PM (GMT -6)   
Kazygirl, do you have D? Otherwise if you have basically formed stools, the salad would be poop already by the time it got to your colon so technically it wouldn't be "scraping" against it and causing pain...unless you have D or the salad actually comes out looking basically the same as going in, and even at that, by the time it moved through your GI tracts it would be soft from being wet so it still wouldn't likely scrape as it's moving through your colon.

:)
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kazygirl
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   Posted 9/12/2008 12:53 AM (GMT -6)   
i have d and semi formed stools. i can see lettuce in there when it comes out. bits of it.
dont know if it actually 'scrapes' my colon, but im quite uncomfortable for about 2 hours before and during my trip to the toilet.
so i assumed it was the visible lettuce and poos together.
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 9/12/2008 1:02 AM (GMT -6)   
It's likely the irritation of it not being completely digested before it makes it's way "out" that causes you the discomfort cuz it would be softer and not hard/crisp once it's gone through the digestive tract.

Unfortunately alot of people with IBD have issues with salad...I'm just glad I'm not one of them.

Be well :)
My bum is broken....there's a big crack down the middle of it! LOL :)


Peety
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   Posted 9/12/2008 9:41 AM (GMT -6)   
Sorry you couldn't handle the romaine. Maybe when your system is calmer you can try it again.
My Natural doc said to keep my foods simple, like no casseroles. Which since I don't like to cook is A-OK with me. I bet it was delicious.

You are making a lot of changes. I've held off on my herbs because I am doing so many new things, too. I can barely keep track of what I'm supposed to do when.
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.
Sept: Mild case of thrush in throat, prescribed antifungal mouthwash.


Gigi1227
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   Posted 9/12/2008 9:47 AM (GMT -6)   
Thank you everyone for your comments I really appreciate it! Peety, I believe I did try too much too soon. I suppose being new to this disease and being so restricted I got a little "cocky"! I am having a good day today. I am wondering if this fiber bar and the nicotine patch may be helping. I have had 4 movements my first 2 hours of being awake, but the nice thing is while it wasn't solid it did have some formation to it. LOL funny how we get excited about our La Poo! I am going to try a grilled pork chop tonight and see how that goes and I'll bake a potato but won't eat the potato skins.

Gigi1227
Diagnosised 8/25/08 GRRR
Currently Flaring GRRR
 
Canasa
Asacol
Multi Enzyme
Mega Probiotic
Psyllium
Fiber Wafer
Nictotine Patch
 
 


munchkindd
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Date Joined Oct 2007
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   Posted 9/12/2008 12:04 PM (GMT -6)   
I never know if I'm going to be safe after eating a salad. Sometimes it doesn't bother me, other times I'm running to the bathroom. Nothing like consistency, huh? If I want a salad real bad, I tend to only have it if I know I will be home soon, just in case.
*******Donna*******
 
South of Boston, Ma
 
diagnosed with uc 27 years ago.  Enojoyed 20 year remission with just minor blips here and there (approximately 16 of those years without any meds)
 
In a flare for 2 very long years which Asacol didn't help at all.  Finally in remission again since Jan 2008, can't believe it..............
 
currently on Sulfasalazine 2 tabs 3x day. Folic acid, mesalamine enema once a week. Omega 3, Probiotics, multi vitamin, calcium supplement, Biotin 5000mcg, Fibercon.
 


kazygirl
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   Posted 9/12/2008 8:58 PM (GMT -6)   
ya know... no matter what i eat (bland or spicy) i am running to the toilet a gazillion times a day.
i figure that food in general and the disease for that matter just makes you go to the toilet a lot.
its a symptom of the disease, so eat what you want, your gonna go anyway.
i bet if you ate something bland you still wouldve gone to the loo a bunch.

being in a flare for year and a half i figured out that it doesnt matter what or how much i eat, i still run to the toilet 20+ times a day.
so screw it... eat what you want.
it all hurts anyway.
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
 
 
 


Sweetie31105
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   Posted 9/13/2008 9:52 AM (GMT -6)   

GiGi1227:

I have had similar problems with the Asacol. When I started taking it, I was in a minor flare. It made the flare worse. My eating diminished too. I started cutting stuff out that I normally could have. One day while on it I had to miss work due to constantly in the bathroom, but when I took myself off it I went back to normal immediately smilewinkgrin . So my doctor is no long trying that medication on me. Thankfully


Diagnosed with UC since March 2007
Taking Humira and Imuran since May 2007


beartooth
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   Posted 9/13/2008 2:26 PM (GMT -6)   
Kazygirl -

I love your attitude. Might as well enjoy life if you're going to get the ****s anyway! I couldn't agree more. I also agreed with you on the food journal thing until I put the effort into actually writing stuff down. It was amazing how much I learned having everything written down, and how much I chose not to remember. It also showed me how much I was overeating! It does take some discipline but it is helpful. More power to you though, I'm glad someone is enjoying some good food regularly!
Brandon
 
36 y.o. male
Diagnosed w/ moderate UC in May '06 - currently flaring
Asacol, Florastor, VSL#3, Wellbutrin XL, Prozac, multi-vitamin, Allegra, Lialda, Prednisone 30mg


Peety
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   Posted 9/13/2008 6:18 PM (GMT -6)   
It's good to remember that eating stimulates the bowels, even in healthy people. It's just extreme when you have UC! What's coming out is not just what went in, as I first thought when I was young. That's why it helps to know what your triggers are (either by a journal or by food sensitivity testing) to get the gut healthy. Then the urgency will resolve. Make sense?
I've read that ice water also stimulates the bowels, but of course water is always good for you! I drink cool, ice-free water.
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.
Sept: Mild case of thrush in throat, prescribed antifungal mouthwash.

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