In Remission; am I misusing my remission?

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xpsunny
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   Posted 10/9/2008 7:03 AM (GMT -6)   
Hello,

First of all I am not a new member here. Since last 6 months I haven't visited the forum, so my account got deleted! confused



Anyways, since June 2008 I'm in excellent Remission. But I think I'm misusing it. I often eat plenty spicy food stuff with lots of "masala" on them. And whenever I eat pizza I order it with Extra Cheese and Tomato Sauce. I just keep on eating like a pig blush till my hearts content (since I have high metabolism rate I am thin).

Well, since it isn't hurting me I just enjoy it........BUT......will it halt my remission????????
18 years old male.

Diagnosed with Left Sided UC on May 2006. In remission since June 2008. Reason for Flaring: Reaction to Nickel Metal Present in Dental Braces.

Current Medicines: Kutajganwati 2 tablets twice a day (it's an Ayurvedic Preparation with zero side effects). :)


jujub
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   Posted 10/9/2008 7:29 AM (GMT -6)   
Food doesn't cause flares, so enjoy it while you can. Congratulations on being in remission.
Judy
 
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.


xpsunny
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   Posted 10/9/2008 7:56 AM (GMT -6)   
Can spicy food re-provoke flares?
18 years old male.

Diagnosed with Left Sided UC on May 2006. In remission since June 2008. Reason for Flaring: Reaction to Nickel Metal Present in Dental Braces.

Current Medicines: Kutajganwati 2 tablets twice a day (it's an Ayurvedic Preparation with zero side effects).


princesa
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   Posted 10/9/2008 8:19 AM (GMT -6)   
In my experience, eating unwisely can indeed cause flares. Also, I've noticed that there seems to be a delayed reaction. You may not notice the effects immediately, but over time, symptoms will start to crop up again and will get worse. For me, UC can be managed with dietary restrictions and other lifestyle changes.
Diagnosed with ulcerative colitis spring 1999.
 
Maintenance dose sulfasalazine.
Probiotics, l-glutamine and fish oil caps. George's aloe vera juice. Oregano oil antibiotic, antiviral, antifungal. Long-term remission with only minor blips.
 
 


xpsunny
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   Posted 10/9/2008 8:23 AM (GMT -6)   
okay thanks for the replies. One more question: Is playing football harmful for me?
18 years old male.

Diagnosed with Left Sided UC on May 2006. In remission since June 2008. Reason for Flaring: Reaction to Nickel Metal Present in Dental Braces.

Current Medicines: Kutajganwati 2 tablets twice a day (it's an Ayurvedic Preparation with zero side effects).


bookworm21
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   Posted 10/9/2008 9:16 AM (GMT -6)   
If you're in remission, I would say it's okay to indulge yourself every once in a while. But don't make a habit of it b/c it could cause some symptoms to reappear; it's better to be safe than sorry.

I'm sure playing football is fine!
Female, Age 20
9 Asacol, Rowasa, 1000 mg Canasa, Proctofoam, Rifaximin 2/day
Digestive Advantage (Crohn's & Colitis), 1 Florastor, 50 mg 6MP,1 Primadophilus reuteri, Remicade (4 infusions), 2.4 g Lialda, 1 Forvia, 6 Colazal/day, 1 Anucort
 


love4cats
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   Posted 10/9/2008 11:24 AM (GMT -6)   
Keeping your body healthy and your immune system in top shape is what you should be doing. I don't believe food causes UC, but eating poorly and not giving your body the nutrition it needs to stay so, is not doing it any favours.
 
 
Dx:  UC Proctitis 2006 
Meds:  None so far. Garlic works to ease flares. My GI laughed when I told him and said it was just coincidence. 
Started Meds:  Apr 9 08 500mg 5ASA (salofalk) to ease flare, tapering, stopped. 
Diet:  Regular fresh garlic, Biobest yogurt daily, Omega 3 supplements, very limited junk food, carbs and processed food, low fat diet.  Lots of fresh fruit and veggies (limited potatoes). 
 Added: tumeric and probiotics.
 
 


pb4
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   Posted 10/9/2008 12:00 PM (GMT -6)   
Researchers suspect that food can very well be an environmental trigger for IBD and it's common sense that eating foods that are inflammatory, sugar for example, then it most certainly can cause a flare.

Research has indicated that processed foods, fast-foods, animal fats, caffeine, refined sugar, sugar substitutes/artificial sweeteners can all exacerbate symptoms so I'm sure they can cause issues when these things are ingested during remission stages as well.

I'd like to know where it's written that food definitely does NOT cause flares, if people are going by what their GI's are telling them then I suggest you don't fall on every word your GI tells you, especially if he's not involved in the actual researching aspect of IBD because most GI's are not even up to speed when it comes to probiotics and that in itself should speak volumes.

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


princesa
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   Posted 10/9/2008 12:13 PM (GMT -6)   
Not to mention gluten and dairy both often are causes of gut problems. And just because you've tested negative for celiac disease doesn't mean you can't still have a problem with gluten.
Diagnosed with ulcerative colitis spring 1999.
 
Maintenance dose sulfasalazine.
Probiotics, l-glutamine and fish oil caps. George's aloe vera juice. Oregano oil antibiotic, antiviral, antifungal. Long-term remission with only minor blips.
 
 


Sunshineonmyface~
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   Posted 10/9/2008 12:30 PM (GMT -6)   
Kasper87 said...
I don't understand why you can say that FOOD doesn't cause flares. Food's have different Inflamatory ratings.

Salmon which rates at -650 is a STRONG ANTI-Inflamatory Food. Very good for you and anytime.

Bag of Gummy Bears. High Inflammatory Rating which would asbolutley kill me...


Ratings on inflamatory means the type of foods that cause our body to react.
www.nutritiondata.com

Look at Salmon for example and then look at cereal or milk. Doesnt matter.

To make a long story short, eating right will definitely keep your remission longer otherwise there wouldn't be diets for crohns or Ulcerative colotis in inducing and holding a long remission.

 
do they have a list of foods on this site, or do I need to look each one up individually?

mh53mike
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   Posted 10/9/2008 4:30 PM (GMT -6)   
I guess it all depends on how you look at it and what you believe about the disease. Me personally i do believe food plays a huge role with UC and can be the on set of a flare. I have been on all sorts of steroids immunosuppressents, mesa's and they never calmed my gut down, reduced bloating, or completely stopped my d. The ONLY thing that has helped me to get to 1 bowel movement a day with no gas no bloating and no blood is me switching my diet and starting probiotics.
26y old male medically disharged USAF veteran.Diagnosed with UC (lower proctitis) in 2004.
 
Current daily treatment:                               Probiotics & supplements:
                                         50 Billion CFU's acidopholis&Bifidobacterium daily
2400mg oral asacol                                      Digestive enzymes
15mg prednisone tapering                             5grams of glutamine
75mg azathioprine                                       folic acid & calcuim with V-D
20mg Nexum                                               Whey protien  
                                                                Multivitamin
Diet:Little/no sugars, fats, carbs, caffine,sugars,yeast. Stay natural as possible.  
 
Results:1 Bowel movement in the morning no blood! Remission since 08Sept08


jujub
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   Posted 10/9/2008 4:52 PM (GMT -6)   
Kasper87 said...
I don't understand why you can say that FOOD doesn't cause flares. Food's have different Inflamatory ratings.

Salmon which rates at -650 is a STRONG ANTI-Inflamatory Food. Very good for you and anytime.

Bag of Gummy Bears. High Inflammatory Rating which would asbolutley kill me...


Ratings on inflamatory means the type of foods that cause our body to react.
www.nutritiondata.com

Look at Salmon for example and then look at cereal or milk. Doesnt matter.

To make a long story short, eating right will definitely keep your remission longer otherwise there wouldn't be diets for crohns or Ulcerative colotis in inducing and holding a long remission.

I can say it because the large body of mainstream science supports it. You may not agree, that's fine. We're each of us entitled to our opinions.
 
In my case, during a nearly five-year flare, I found that it made no difference what I ate. I tried nearly all the diets, giving them three months to work or not. I added and deleted every food and type of food anyone mentioned. I continued to flare, flare, flare. I now eat a normal, healthy diet and cheat occasionally with junky food. No flares.
 
Everyone is different and it's entirely possible you have food sensitivities.


Judy
 
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.
 
Co-Moderator UC Forum
Please remember to consult your health care provider when making health-related decisions.

Post Edited (Judilyn) : 10/9/2008 4:58:58 PM (GMT-6)


pb4
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   Posted 10/9/2008 6:28 PM (GMT -6)   
The large body of mainstream science does not support it, researchers have not ruled out diet as being a trigger or not....and that clearly is stated at this link from the CCFC...

http://www.ccfc.ca/English/research/todaysresearch.html

In the link it states this...

Triggers/ Environment

Disease is not 100% genetic so it requires a trigger
Many theories and investigations into the role of microbes
Other factors could contribute: food, environment etc.

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

Post Edited (pb4) : 10/9/2008 6:37:39 PM (GMT-6)


pb4
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   Posted 10/9/2008 6:55 PM (GMT -6)   
I should mention, no one is saying that healthy foods contribute to flares or exacerbation of symptoms, it's the junky stuff, refined sugar, processed junk ect.

Common sense, you eat/drink inflammatory foods/beverages it will exacerbate symptoms in an already inflamed body.

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

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