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Qvist
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   Posted 2/2/2009 9:46 AM (GMT -6)   
Do you think these foods in general is a flare trigger?
 
Protein powder?
Potatoes?
Full grain pasta?
Full grain bread?
Nuts?
 
 
 

suebear
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   Posted 2/2/2009 9:54 AM (GMT -6)   
Specific foods never caused me to flare. For me UC was not a food related disease. The best way for you to determine if you have food sensitivities is to do an elimination diet. You can find examples of these online. The biggest offenders are often wheat and dairy.

Sue
dx proctitis in 1987
dx UC in 1991, was stable until 1998

1998 started prednisone, asacol, pentasa, nortriptylene, ativan, 6MP, rowasa enemas and suppositories, hydrocortisone enemas, tried the SCD diet, being a vegetarian, omega 3s, flax, pranic healing, yoga, acupuncture, probiotics

2000 lost all my B-12 stores and became anemic

2001 opted for j-pouch surgery- now living life med-free


unclebubba
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   Posted 2/2/2009 10:03 AM (GMT -6)   
Grain period is tough on my UC.
 
38 yr old male, NE Ohio, diagnosed Aug 2008, but been with symptom since Nov 2007
30 mg pred, 9 balsalazide, rowesa nightly, 2 gemfibrozil, 1 norvasc, 1 metoprotol, 1 allopurinol, 2 probiotic, 2 aloe vera tabs
Following gluten free diet as well as spinach/sunflower regime
**down to 25 mg of pred 12/25/08 **down to 20mg of pred 1/7/09**down to 17.5 mg 1/22/09
MED CHANGE: 1/13/09-- 4 Lialda, 2 Pamine Forte, 1 Florajen3 probiotic, 2 Aloe Vera tabs, Rowesa every other night, 20 mg of Pred, Lomotil as needed, 2 gemfibrozil, 1 norvasc, 1 metoprotol, 1 allopurinol
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


kops2da
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   Posted 2/2/2009 10:05 AM (GMT -6)   

I don't believe any food "causes" flares.  However, my NP said that high fiber, etc. can aggravate flares as it is "rough" going through!

ElaineNY


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
Tried hydrocortisone for two weeks with no change.
Having sigmoidoscopy next week to see where to go from here.
 
 
 
 
 
 


bbc
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   Posted 2/2/2009 10:41 AM (GMT -6)   
If you have IBS in addition to IBD, certain foods can be a real problem.


Moderate Pancolitis
Dx'd 05/2007
8 Pentasa per day (4/2)
Corti Foam p.m. 5X per week and canasa every other day
Natural anti fungal, anti inflammation supplements and Probiotics.
Bowel Soother and IntestiNew, Fish Oil, Calcium, Multi Vitamin and Melatonin
Eliminated Fructose and Corn Syrup
Reduced sugar in my diet by at least 70%
Reduced wheat products by 70% 
Could never tolerate artificial sweetners
I excersice daily (unless like now : (  I've lost too much weight)
Did I happen to mention I HATE this disease!!!
 
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kops2da
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   Posted 2/2/2009 10:55 AM (GMT -6)   

bbc - yes, I forgot to say that in my post.  I have had IBS for some 30 years so been avoiding some foods so long I forget.  We are all different and since having my gall bladder out I have more problems digesting fats too.  Of course, I am older - 68 - with many years of wear and tear on my systom.  But, when diagnosed with UC my NP and doc recommended a low residue, low fiber, low fat diet until healed.

ElaineNY


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
Tried hydrocortisone for two weeks with no change.
Having sigmoidoscopy next week to see where to go from here.
 
 
 
 
 
 


Gigi1227
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   Posted 2/2/2009 10:59 AM (GMT -6)   
Ahh, foods! This is such in individualistic disease - what works for one may not work for the other. I was told to avoid high fiber foods and nuts. Mashed potatoes/potatoes of any kinds (except french fries so I bake mine and they are done the old fashion way w/ the real potato) do not bother me. I am not into protein powder.

Hope this helps!

Gigi1227
Diagnosised 8/25/08 GRRR
Started flare mid-May/feeling better but still flaring
 
Canasa 2x a day
Asacol
Multi Enzyme
Mega Probiotic
Psyllium
Fiber Wafer
Nictotine Patch
Fish Oil Pill
Multi Vitamin
B12
 
 


jujub
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   Posted 2/2/2009 12:27 PM (GMT -6)   
Qvist, you have posted three threads asking essentially the same question. Please avoid making duplicate posts. I will delete the other two posts, so people know where to respond to you.
Judy
 
Moderate to severe left-sided UC (21 cm) diagnosed 2001.
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threeyearslater
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   Posted 2/2/2009 12:43 PM (GMT -6)   
Every time my wife tries to start using "Whole Grain" everything, because it's healthier, I flare up.
"Will" 33 years old

Flared since November

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asacol
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princesa
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   Posted 2/2/2009 12:59 PM (GMT -6)   
Qvist said...
Do you think these foods in general is a flare trigger?
 
Protein powder?
Potatoes?
Full grain pasta?
Full grain bread?
Nuts?
 
 
 
All of these things could potentially cause problems.
 
The protein powder may have lactose or some other ingredient in it that bothers you.
Potatoes (and other starchy veggies) can make a yeast overgrowth worse.
Whole grains and nuts are high fiber and can irritate an inflamed gut.
 
You're not going to get any magic answers here. You're going to have to do a certain amount of experimentation and keep a food journal to decide what foods work for you.
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.
 
 


Qvist
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   Posted 2/2/2009 2:34 PM (GMT -6)   
suebear said...
Specific foods never caused me to flare. For me UC was not a food related disease.

Interesting. What do you think caused it then?
I ask because I also doubt it. At least I know I can go for a looong time eating all kind of things. then suddenly after maybe ½ - 1 or even 2 years I flare. Not with pain etc., I can just see in the toilet that I flare.....
 
Anyway I have dropped all sugar and dairy to see if that can keep it away "for good"....

Kiss520
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   Posted 2/2/2009 2:39 PM (GMT -6)   
Whole grains and nuts are both high-residue foods that can be irritating for some people.  If you find that kind of thing bothers you, try a low-residue diet.

DX:  Pancolitis as of 9/08 (Proctitis as of 1/08)
Current Treament:  Spinach/Sunflower Seed Diet
Previous Treatment:  Canasa suppositories, Cortifoam, Prednisone, Colazal, Symex DuoTabs, Rowasa, Bentyl, Cortenema, Asacol, Iron, Zoloft, Acidophilus.
Status:  Remission
 
 
 
 

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