Proctitis- diet is important

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   Posted 2/8/2009 2:48 PM (GMT -6)   
I wanted to share some diet tips that have really changed the severity of my proctitis. I have followed the Specific Carbohydrate Diet for two years  with mixed results. It was hard to follow in the real world , and I always felt hungry.  I have modified the diet which some rice and rice crackers and drastically reduced sugar intake. Whereas the SCD lets you eat honey, I have found that reducing sugar, honey  and fruits like bananas  has been the biggest breakthough in my 2 year struggle.
I suggest trying to cut way back almost to 0 your intake of sugar and see if you dont  see a change in a few  days.  Good luck to you all.
Mike in Florida
Multivitamin, fish oil tablets,
Canasa when there is a flare-up.

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   Posted 2/8/2009 3:59 PM (GMT -6)   
     Mike, I read the SCD and find it difficult to follow.  I follow a low residue diet while flaring...much easier to follow and it works.
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/ 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.

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Date Joined Feb 2009
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   Posted 2/8/2009 5:05 PM (GMT -6)   
Can I ask...What is a low residue diet, and also Specific Carbohydrate Diet?!

22 year old female, from the UK
Diagnosed with Ulcerative Proctitis Jan '08
Hospitalised Jan '09 for IV Hydrocortisone steroids - had no effect!
Waiting for Colonoscopy as no medication has worked effectively as of yet
Currently taking daily: 9 x 400mg Asacol tablets, plus Fybogel fibre supplement and vitamin tablet.

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Date Joined Feb 2009
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   Posted 2/8/2009 10:50 PM (GMT -6)   
Mike, would love to hear what you eat on a regular basis. I too have proctitis and have tried reducing sugar but it's really difficult considering what is out there especially when eating out of the home. Protein shakes, etc...

did I read correctly that you are not on any meds currently? props to you
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