This is a great and very active forum. I'm glad I found it.
However people here seems to have this disease in various variations - and I am not sure the recommendations are the same?
Also it is difficult for me to understand if some of the dietary recommendations (e.g. stay away from raw vegetables) is a general advice or is an advice based on that some may be getting stomach problems from it, but not that it triggers flare in itself, etc. etc. etc.??
I also recognize that the disease is very very individual!!
I wonder if anyone in here could give some advice related to my condition???
Male 40 yrs. Had rectal CU (think it was called Haemoragic proctitis back then) since 1999 (Present doctor just calls it CU) - so 10 year anniversiry here in February.
I have no direct links between food and flare. For long periods I eat everything, not really any stomach pains. But suddenly I flare up !?!? So far Mesasal up the rectum or Pentasa has done the job and got me in remission within 2-3 weeks.
This might sound mild compared to some here. But my big problem is how it affects me mentally. I have anxiety problems because I fear so much that the disease will spread and I cannot keep my job and support my family (3 small children), so taking a little medication for that as well. Found some relieve in this forum at there seem much can be done.
Seems stress has impact sometimes. And as stress and anxiety is closely related - well I'm am always in some state of stress. It's not a 1:1 connection though.
I have decided to do something about this and change my diet - I eat healthy already, but also unhealthy.
I have already stopped eating sugar (3 weeks now), I have started to eat more yoghurt. I have limited my meat intake (is that good??).
I eat a lot of salat, lettuce, and all sort of raw vegetables.
I only eat full corn bread - but read that some say I should stay away from all bread, rice, pasta ???
I am on Asacol 2x3 per day and when flaring (as now) on Meseal rectum end.
Would love constant/long term remission. Would love to be med-free !!!!!!
Do you have some generic recommendations I can try?
Post Edited (Qvist) : 1/11/2009 3:39:41 PM (GMT-7)