I drink coffee, but not all coffee agrees with me. Starbucks...horrific taste and effects!
i would try milder coffee...there's a brand for sensitive stomachs I believe..folgers..worth a try.
Yes, coffee is a bowel stimulant, but if you have it in the mornings, it's good to get the constitution going. That's the best time for bms for me...
If I have coffee during the day, they don't trigger bms..but if I were flaring, I wouldn't drink as much as to keep my butt quiet.
Decaf or mixing half and half might be the way to go for you...make sure it's one that tastes good to you.
*Heather* Status..Asacol 6 (3 twice daily); enemas every 4th night
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed
~Probiotic 4(Natural Factors Protec) bedtime + Primadophilus Reuteri Pearls occasionally
~multi-digestive enzymes as needed
~Ranitidine,Pariet (reflux); Effexor XR 75mg(depression); Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS" worth it !!!