I've just moved to the UK to complete two Masters degrees over here, and I've been here for about a month now, steadily sliding into a worse flare. I've seen a doctor and I'm getting referred to the local IBD Clinic here, but in the meantime I'm having some difficulty finding some of my bland UC foods. I've been looking for Ensure (or something similar) for a meal replacement, so that I can try and get some more nutrients. I think I have to stop eating most vegetables and fruits again. I tried to find egg noodles today and couldn't, and grated parmesan too (I can normally find a big container of Kraft parm at home that's good to just have with noodles and butter). I am also having a lot of difficulty finding just regular chicken broth (without veggie chunks in it), so I can make some soup of my own.
If anyone has any suggestions for some English equivalents, or where I should look, it'd be greatly appreciated.
As I wait for the referral to the clinic, I've gotten a prescription for a Prednisone enema to take for the next two weeks and see if it clears things up. I'm terrified of trying it, as I haven't been on Pred before, and I've heard so many horror stories.... Hopefully it helps.
22 years old
Diagnosed with Distal Colitis June 26/07 after colonoscopy
8 Salofalk 500mg pills daily
1 Salofalk enema every other day
1 Cortifoam enema every other day
1 Proferrin Iron supplement, Fish oil, and 2 Florastor probiotics daily