Charlotte & Suebear: Thank you so much for this information, it leaves me to now seek alternatives, how will I know if things work if I don't try it. I'm just being a big scaredy-cat! And for an alcoholic drink, what really?! that is good news. Mind you I've never tried to have a drink yet since my flare started. Yes, there is so much that this horrible *#&% disease does take away! I agree 110% with you on that!
I did try gatorade and it took me about
a week to figure that one out, especially the red coloured ones. So no more.
As I mentioned earlier, it's trial and error for me, I am looking into vitamin D also, haven't tried it yet. I do have vitamin D pill supplement right now, but don't you also need vitamin K2 to help break down the vitamin D component in the pill. There is so much info out that I tend to get frustrated and have to leave it alone for a while. But I do drink a bit of milk now and then, as well as eat at least one or two activia yogourts (in most supermarkets).
44 yrs old, only 3rd experience with flare-up start oct29.08, Ont.Canada.
current: asacol 400 mg - 2 4x/day
last flare in 2004 with c-diff, went into shock, hospitalized 2 wks, rec'd transfusion
prednisone, asacol, metronidazole
in 2000 rec'd antibiotics(sinuses),c-diff,ulcerative colitis