Low fiber diet works best while flaring. I was advised by my nutritionist to sprinkle Red Mill GROUND flaxseed on top of my cereal in the mornings. Make sure it is ground to a powder, not any seeds. Rice krispies with soy milk works for me. That is my breakfast while in a flare.
Try to eat salmon, it does wonders for the gut. I purchase the fresh salmon and since my family turn their noses up on it, I can usually get three meals out of one pound of it for myself. I sprinkle Mrs Dash (no salt) table blend with a tad of olive oil and bake at 350 degrees for about half an hour or until done. For side dishes I usually have a small baked sweet potato and cooked carrrots sweetened with honey. I use Smart Balance on the potato..no butter.
Lunch usually consists of some tuna or chicken soup, low salt. For snacks I eat either a few graham crackers with green tea or some no salt saltines.
Notice I am extremely careful with the salt intake as I have high blood pressure and the prednisone can really make the BP go up. I take a water pill while on pred too with my BP meds.
62 yr old granny. South Jersey
Diagnosed with ulcerative proctitis in 1998 in hospital
Hospitalized (2nd time) in May 2008
Still flaring. Afraid that I am pred dependant. Back on Pred 40 mgm for five days, then taper. Other meds...Colazal, 6MP, Nexium, Cort enemas, Canasa suppository, Benicar, Toprol xl, water pill.
Calcium, Probiotic, Flaxseed oil capsule, multivitamin with Iron
Also have osteoporosis and high blood pressure
Remicade NOT an option. Not a candidate for surgery yet..says surgeon.