Posted 1/8/2009 12:38 PM (GMT -7)
I have no insurance, but after 25 years of remission, it hit me hard, therefore I looked on the web. Here is my little compilation. Just what I found so far ( and the list will surely grow), no guarantees:
Ulcerative Colitis Info
Over The Counter: Equlactin, Imodium
Supplements of calcium, magnesium, zinc, selenium, and iron
vitamins A, C, E, B12, and folate (a B vitamin) Lily of the Desert Whole Leaf Aloe Vera Gel, PURE encapsulations 950, NOW probiotic, and zinc.
Milk of Magnesia for constipation, also: Metamucil. Coconut Oil 3 x daily plus ground flax seed.
Foods: Bananas,plain yogurt,proteins, chicken or fish, vegetables, sunflower seed butter, spinach
Pro-biotics Natural Factors Protec, Primadophilus Reuteri Pearls, Primal Defense Reuteri pearls..teeny tiny, Natural Factors Ultimate).... @ bedtime ~various digestive enzymes as needed Nature's Way Primadophilus Reuteri
Prescription - Anti-Inflammatory medicins called aminosalicylates (sulfasalazine (Azulfidine), mesalamine (Asacol, Pentasa, Rowasa) and Olsalazine (Dipentum) Lialda, Colazal
Bently liquid, nux vomica 6c, 3 tablets dayly, boulardii (probiotic) 2 tablets 2 x daily. Nicotine Patches work http://www.personalmd.com/news/a1997030310.shtml
Other, more powerful anti-inflammatory medicines are helpful, but they suppress the immune system, which causes an increased risk of infections. For this reason, they are used less often for long-term treatment. These medicines include prednisone (sold under several brand names), methylprednisolone (Medrol), budesonide (Entocort), azathioprine (Imuran), mercaptopurine (Purinethol), infliximab (Remicade) and cyclosporine (Neoral, Sandimmune).
Common symptoms that require a doctor's immediate attention are fever, which could indicate infection or a ruptured intestine, and heavy bleeding from the rectum.
Despite the fact there is no scientific proof, many people with ulcerative colitis have found that one or more of the following foods can trigger their GI symptoms:
* carbonated beverages
* dairy products, if lactose intolerant
* dried beans, peas, and legumes
* dried fruits, berries, fruits with pulp or seeds
* foods containing sulfur or sulfate
* foods high in fiber, including whole-grain products
* hot sauce, pepper
* nuts, crunchy nut butters
* products containing sorbitol (sugar-free gum and candies)
* raw vegetables
* refined sugar
* spicy foods, sauces