For me, coffee (reg or decaf) can upset my stomach/colon and make me have to go, I have found it doesn't necessarily matter if it has caffeine or not. Also if I eat a lot of citrus it affects me the same way. I looove to eat mineola's (super juicy like an orange, but better) in the winter.
I think it's the acidity in both that trigger these responses in me. Every now and then I can enjoy either and be fine but if I start thinking I am ok and indulging then I pay for it.
I can eat hot wings, salad's, fruit, drink margarita's and milk (not all together = ) and be fine.
It all depends on each of us.
Beth, 33 ~ hoping to taper pred successfully, wish me luck!
Major Flare Sept/Oct 07. Flare May 08 (from aspirin?).
UC dx'd 03/00 Proctosigmoiditis; Pancolitis since 09/07
Azathioprine 200mg 1xday nightly; Calcium and Vit D 500mg 3xday, Multi Vit, Folic Acid 400mg 2xday, Prilosec, Probiotics.
Minimal Change Disease (Kidney Disorder) dx'd 09/07. Close to remission since 9/08.
Prednisone 5mg/2.5mg alt days 1xday, Simvastatin 20mg 1xday, Diovan 160mg 2xday. Tekturna 300mg 1xday, Fosomax 70mg 1xweek. MCD may be from hypersensitivty to 5ASA drugs. Do you have edema? If so, check your blood protien level!