a little bite of food isnt going to send you into a flare. like quincy said... you're already flaring.
this is an auto-immune disease.... food does not cause ulcers or UC to flare. when you eat food, it goes to the stomach. and if you have a stomach ache from it right away, its not UC. UC is ONLY in the colon. not the tummy.
and hours later, when it hits the small intestine, if you have pain there, then its also not UC.
the colon hurts when the food hits the colon and by then, its not what the food is anymore that matters, its how hard or soft it is or maybe even spicy or bulky (or pointy as it sometimes feels).
if you had that bad of a reaction, then it has to be from something that you ate hours prior or the day before. it is not medically possible for food to get to the colon in less than quite some hours. transit time to the colon is about 6 hours. once in the colon it can take up to 48 hours to move through. but with UC, that time is quite quicker. but until it gets to the colon, its not UC thats affected.
steph - 32 - female - gold coast australia - UC since 2000
severe UC in descending colon and sigmoid colon ONLY
mesalazine granules 3g x1 a day (much nicer than a million tablets a day)
prednisolone 25mg x1 a day (ick ick and did i say ick?)
enteric coated fish oil -omega 3 (so they get all the way to my colon)
vitamin D3 x1 a day
tumeric capsules - if i remember to take the bloody things.
i still eat what i want, when i want, if i feel like eating at all :(