I can only speak of my experience. While flaring I cannot eat foods high in fiber. If only 1 or 2 % fiber...ok, higher than that, forget it. My GI doctor agrees. I also have diverticulosis...with that I am supposed to eat fiber. So, when not flaring I eat apples, bran muffins etc.. Low residue is beneficial to stick to while in a flare.
62 yr old granny. South Jersey
Diagnosed with ulcerative proctitis in 1998 in hospital
Hospitalized (2nd time) in May 2008
Update 11/03/08...finally in remission!! Hope I don't jinx myself. Off the prednisone since 11/01/08...now see if I can stay off for longer than two weeks. Other meds: 6MP (75 mgm), colazal (6 per day), Benicar and Toprol (high blood pressure meds), Probiotic (2 per day), fish oil capsule and multi-vitamin and calcium with vitamin D.