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Sweetie31105
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Date Joined Aug 2008
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   Posted 11/3/2008 10:43 PM (GMT -6)   
I have had UC for a while now, and I work in child care. I just experienced a new symptom that started today.
 
I will try to make a long story short, but here I go. When I flare I normally just have abdominal pain with the exception for a flare in May which was an all out flare with the blood and "D."
 
So, here is the story. I've been diagnosed with UC in about April of 2007, minorly lactose intolerant. I've been afraid to try Yogurt. I decided to take a jump this past weekend and try it. Saturday I ate the yogurt, and had no problem. Sunday though, was a weird day, my digestive tract felt out of whack. Possibly poor choices though. In the morning on Sunday I ate 1 cookie for breakfast and apple juice so I could take my Imuran. I then had 2 homemade cookies that morning. I went grocery shopping and had a hungryman for lunch around 3pm. That didn't help my digestive tract. I felt nauseaus, and felt all messed up. This morning, I felt better until about 10am. I started getting minor abdominal pain the pain sits in 1 main spot in my colon, guess that's my main flare spot. But the funny thing, the pain went away and came back around 2 and went away again. Then it hit full force around 5pm. Funny thing though, I never have stomach pain either. But I have had stomach pain along with abdominal pain. I took a vicodin which is helping, but I my question is is it my UC, or a bug that I got from the kids? It is hard to tell with this disease especially since UC ties in when I get sick. Do any of you guys deal with stomach pain when you flare? Are any of you guys able to eat regular yoplait yogurt? Could it have been the yogurt causing this problem with me? Any advice is greatly appreciated.
26 year old, Married, Female.
Diagnosed with UC since March 2007
Taking Humira and Imuran since May 2007 (Currently in remission since May 2007)


beartooth
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Date Joined Dec 2006
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   Posted 11/3/2008 11:18 PM (GMT -6)   
Have you been gassy since the yogurt? My gues would be you just ate too much sugarry and fatty foods, plus the lactose, and now you are getting gas pains. That happens, especially when you eat something you aren't used to eating (yogurt). If you really need to eat yogurt, you could either try soy or rice yogurt, or try eating a little bit of the real stuff, and seeing how you feel.
Brandon
 
36 y.o. male
Diagnosed w/ moderate UC in May '06
Meds & supplements: Asacol, Florastor, VSL#3, Wellbutrin XL, Prozac, multi-vitamin, Allegra, Lialda, Colocort, Prednisone, flaxseed oil, L-glutamine.


Sweetie31105
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Date Joined Aug 2008
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   Posted 11/3/2008 11:26 PM (GMT -6)   
That makes sense. Yes I have been a bit gassy, but basically felt like nothing was going anywhere. I guess I might need to give up the try of yogurt. I know I need to have a balanced diet and regular 3 meals a day, but got really lazy. Guess I'm still paying for it. Guess sometimes getting lazy doesn't have it's benefits.
26 year old, Married, Female.
Diagnosed with UC since March 2007
Taking Humira and Imuran since May 2007 (Currently in remission since May 2007)


ucwarrior
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Date Joined Jul 2008
Total Posts : 298
   Posted 11/4/2008 12:39 AM (GMT -6)   
I have a mild lactose intolerance also so I know what you mean. I usually don't have a problem with yogurt, most of the lactose is pre-digested by the bacteria. U can take a digestive enzyme containing 'lactase enzyme' to help break down the milk sugar if you are "iffy" on trying certain milk products. Some yogurts have artificial sweeteners in them that can cause digestive disturbances.

The apple juice, cookies, and sugar in yogurt u ate most likely contributed to fermentation in the gut and the preservative-ladden TV dinner probably didn't help either. Don't scratch something off your food list when there may be other factors involved. Its just not fair to the food item, it was never given a fair chance.

The gas pressure is most likely the cause of the intermittent discomfort that the hydrocodone took away. Try isolating the foods that cause you discomfort separately rather than grouping them together, it makes less variables in the process of discovering food disagreements. When you find the food that doesn't agree w/ you, the solution is simple.

yuckygut
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Date Joined Feb 2008
Total Posts : 214
   Posted 11/4/2008 1:38 AM (GMT -6)   
In my flaring days, any type of lactose, yogurt, ice cream , etc. meant sure cramping and discomfort, but that was easy for me to figure out, as it would go thru me extremely fast, so I knew to avoid those foods, I still believe that certain foods are triggers for us, but it is definately different for everyone. Take your different foods and try to isolate them best you can and good luck

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yuckygut

diagnosed 1998

now off prednisone and colazal

drink 1 Haldi daily
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