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KingJuicer
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   Posted 1/28/2009 6:09 PM (GMT -6)   
Had Indian food yesterday, and have had bad diarrhea throughout the night, ongoing till now. Anyone reccomend anything to calm the system? I've upped probiotics, couple bananas, and activia yogurt.

Peety
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   Posted 1/28/2009 6:57 PM (GMT -6)   
Oh no, not bananas! They are yummy, but they can cause diarrhea too.
If you body is trying to get rid of that food you ate, you should probably just let it!

How about a little peanut butter sandwich? Comfort food...
49 year old female attorney, diagnosed UC/pancolitis 1985, no surgery but much suffering.
Asacol/5ASA 6x400 mg maintenance for 20+ years; use prednisone & Rowasa for flares. 
August 2008 sought care of naturopathic doctor. Food sensitivity test showed wheat/gluten, other intolerances; started diet without gluten, soy, dairy, tomato etc. Replete$$ probiotic powder, then Forte, now a stronger one (50 billion). Doing much better, but still having some bad days. 


KingJuicer
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   Posted 1/28/2009 7:01 PM (GMT -6)   
Bananas can casue diarrhea?? Ive never heard of that. Isnt nuts and bread not good during a flare?

subdued
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   Posted 1/28/2009 7:49 PM (GMT -6)   
I guess everyone really is different. Bananas are part of the BRAT diet. Plus they aren't high in fructose. They are one of the few fruits I can eat. I eat them when I'm flaring, and when I'm not flaring. But I guess they must give some people diarrhea. That's a shame that the Indian food gave you diarrhea. Indian food usually has turmeric, which is good for inflammation. Was it the spices?
Joy - 47 yrs and counting
Diagnosed w/ UC Dec 06 (also have IBS)
Currently in remission

Lexapro (for stress)
Probiotics
Vitamins (a whole bunch of them)
Anti-inflammatory foods: turmeric, seaweed, garlic...
Avoid: anything with high-fructose corn syrup, foods high in fructose, artificial sweeteners


kops2da
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   Posted 1/28/2009 7:50 PM (GMT -6)   

Bananas is part of the BRAT diet for diarrhea - banana, rice, applesuace and toast.  I eat peanut butter sandwiches all the time and peanut butter - creamy on my breakfast toast - doesn't seem to cause me any special problems.  Lowfat or natural is best.  Only problems I have is spicey and high fat - and very high sugar.

Brat Diet

The BRAT diet is a kind of diet prescribed to patients having gastrointestinal troubles, such as gastroenteritis, nausea, dyspepsia or diarrhea. The characteristics of the BRAT diet include the easy digestion foods, and it does not contain oil, which makes it stomach-friendly. It is also low in fiber as contrary to a high fiber foods that make the stomach work hard in digesting, which may cause gas build up, thus worsening the condition of the stomach. Banana, rice, applesauce and toast is the acronym of BRAT. Other BRAT foods include yogurt and tea.

Doctors often recommend the BRAT diet for patients with diarrhea; it is to be taken along with lots of fluids to prevent dehydration. A normal diet that is high in fiber, calories, and protein should always be avoided if suffering from diarrhea, along with fats and sugar rich foods. The BRAT diet works well for the stomach if taken as part of a normal diet.

Our stomach and our body for that matter has a built in natural immune system, and diarrhea is part of the immune system whereby dispelling toxins out from the body by means of a loose bowel movement. An upset stomach may have incurred toxins from unwanted foods, or maybe too much oil and fat intake causes the diarrhea. The logic of the BRAT diet is to return the intake of our stomach to its “compatible” foods.

(from BRAT diet.com)
Elaine
68 yr. old granny
New diagnosed with proctosigmoiditis - 6/2008
 Colonoscopy 10/28 showed only 2 cm. left to heal in rectum - going to try Proctofoam first.
Probiotic Align, Prilosec for GERD
Inderol for hypertension,Xanax,Lipitor, multivitamin, calcium w/D, Tylenol
January 9 - doctor changed me from Protofoam to hydrocortisone enemas for two weeks - wish me luck.
 
 
 
 
 


pb4
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   Posted 1/28/2009 8:45 PM (GMT -6)   
Bananas don't cause D, eating too many cherries or grapes can....try fresh ginger for your tummy to calm it and keep on with the probiotics (not necessarily the yogurt though).

:)
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princesa
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   Posted 1/29/2009 8:54 AM (GMT -6)   
L-glutamine will help with diarrhea.
Diagnosed with ulcerative colitis spring 1999.
 
Maintenance dose sulfasalazine. Probiotics, l-glutamine, vitamin D and fish oil caps. George's aloe vera juice. Oregano oil antibiotic, antiviral, antifungal. Mostly grain-free and dairy-free diet. Long-term remission with only minor blips.
 
 


Lonie
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   Posted 1/29/2009 9:31 AM (GMT -6)   
Peppermint tea can help calm things too....also remember to hydrate since you are having d right now.

Carol

Remicade - will have my 25th infusion on November 26 
Vitamin B-12/Biotin, Probiotics
 
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Mitzo
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   Posted 1/29/2009 8:26 PM (GMT -6)   
What is L-glutamine and where so you get some?
23 years of UC which started after quitting smoking. In and out of flares which are usually triggered by antibiotics. Latest issue is endless diarrhea without blood or mucous.
  • Psyllium powder
  • Culturelle probiotic
  • Pentasa
  • Cortenema


princesa
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   Posted 1/30/2009 9:13 AM (GMT -6)   
Mitzo said...
What is L-glutamine and where so you get some?

L-glutamine is an amino acid. There have been several recent studies into the effects of glutamine and there is evidence that links glutamine-enriched diets with intestinal effects; aiding maintenance of gut barrier function, intestinal cell proliferation and differentiation, as well as generally reducing septic morbidity and the symptoms of IBS and IBD. It tends to normalize bowel functions and is helpful in reducing diarrhea and healing the gut.
 
L-glutamine can be purchased at any healthfood or drugstore. It's a pure, white powder that's tasteless and mixes easily in water or juice. Bodybuilders use it to help maintain and gain muscle, too, so you can find it at GNC and other places that carry bodybuilding supplements. Here's the brand I use:
http://www.nutritionexpress.com/protein/amino+acids/glutamine/


Diagnosed with ulcerative colitis spring 1999.
 
Maintenance dose sulfasalazine. Probiotics, l-glutamine, vitamin D and fish oil caps. George's aloe vera juice. Oregano oil antibiotic, antiviral, antifungal. Mostly grain-free and dairy-free diet. Long-term remission with only minor blips.
 
 


Mitzo
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   Posted 1/30/2009 7:51 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks a lot, I'm going to get some right away!

23 years of UC which started after quitting smoking. In and out of flares which are usually triggered by antibiotics. Latest issue is endless diarrhea without blood or mucous.
  • Psyllium powder
  • Culturelle probiotic
  • Pentasa
  • Cortenema

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