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BigApple
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   Posted 2/9/2009 4:58 PM (GMT -6)   
 

Below is a list of flare foods or foods that irritate my colon and give me D for several days. Please add your foods to the list. I'd like to see if there are many common foods among us.

 

1) Pizza

2) Tomato Sauce

3) Parmigiano Cheese

4) Chicken Burritos (from Chipolte)

4) very greesy foods

5) Still trying to figure it out the rest.


Ulcerative Pan Colitis since March 2008
 
Meds:
Balsalazide 3 750MGROX - 3 x per day
Cortenema
50mg 6MP      
Prednesone 2 occasions (hated it)
 
Probiotic:
VLS#3 1 pack 3 x per day
Acidophalis - 4 tables per day
 


madabs
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   Posted 2/9/2009 5:11 PM (GMT -6)   
I have always maintained that there are no foods that made my colon symptoms worse, but I finally get to join the group!

My food irritant is: Oatmeal
UC diagnosed 10/05, first symptoms 1983
6mp * asacol 12/daily * rowasa pm * cortifoam am 
 Culturelle Probiotic - prilosec - metamucil capsules
past rx: colozal, lialda, canasa
i can't complain, but sometimes i still do.  lifes been good to me so far.  -joe walsh


Whatsaflaredown
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   Posted 2/9/2009 5:14 PM (GMT -6)   
Any kind of pork(especially roast) is really bad for me (high fat content)

Tommy S
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   Posted 2/9/2009 5:18 PM (GMT -6)   
I think Pastry is bad for me. Although I'm not sure, I had lots of things on my lunch break at work with Pastry.. felt strange since!

Sweetpea17
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   Posted 2/9/2009 5:22 PM (GMT -6)   
raw veggies get me real bad.

saposs
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   Posted 2/9/2009 5:27 PM (GMT -6)   
any food that gives me gas & burps!
1)cabbage, even cucumber :-(
2)food with low fiber content - donut, pizza, cake... not the cakes/ breads made of high fiber dough!
3)too much fried stuff esp. deep fried
4) peanuts, mustard seeds
5)spicy food, includes sauce
6)chickpeas if i eat too much of it!
7)cheese...any cheese, i stay away from all kinds
Diagnosed in Jan'2009: Canasa suppositories 1000 nightly.
Symptoms: Mucus, blood, constipated (not always), Lots Gas & No D!
Also gifted with Hypothyroid & have calicum deficiency family history!

Post Edited (saposs) : 2/9/2009 3:31:14 PM (GMT-7)


unclebubba
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   Posted 2/9/2009 5:36 PM (GMT -6)   
sauerkraut.... although I love it... my colon hates it
Lettuce.... love salads... they hate me.
To much wheat/gluten.
Raw onions.... sauteed or cooked is fine
Pork chops, pork roast... although ham, bacon, sausage seem to be fine... not sure of the distinction
 
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
**down to 15 mg of pred 2/3/08
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
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


qwerty1
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   Posted 2/9/2009 5:58 PM (GMT -6)   

I'm still trying to work it out but so far...

Pizza
Chinese food (chow mein + rice, prawn crackers)
Too much cheese

Orange juice
Any alcohol
Hot chocolate (with milk and cream!)


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.


at wit's end
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   Posted 2/9/2009 6:22 PM (GMT -6)   
tomatoes and any tomato based foods, including pizza
chili
nuts
raw broccoli and cauliflower
any thing high in fiber when I'm having a flare
any kind of pastries a possibility
possibly coffee, not sure about this one though, but I try to have at least a half a cup every morning anyway. 
orange juice
popcorn

I am going to try to eliminate wheat from my diet for a week or two to see what I need to eliminate permanently. I thought I would try eating a couple of slices of pizza last night, and in the bathroom I was, going three times within about a hour or two. So anything heavy is out right now until my colon and rectal area gets back to normal.


Diagnosed with left sided UC in sigmoid colon and rectum 1986.
Put on Azulfidine 2 X 3 a day and Rowasa enemas 60mg.
Have been pretty much in remission overall other than a few flares over the past 21 years.
Medicine changed to Asacol 400mg 2 pills X3 times a day. Taken off all meds in 2004.
Diagnosed with acid reflux 2005. Put on Protonix 40mg.
Have been using Canasa 1000mg suppositories nightly since January 2007.
Was put back on Asacol 400mg 2 pills 2X a day in July 2007 maintenance. 

Post Edited (at wit's end) : 2/10/2009 6:22:21 AM (GMT-7)


Peety
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   Posted 2/9/2009 6:45 PM (GMT -6)   
iceberg lettuce in particular, and big salads of any kind
hard alcohol
pizza hut pizza's sauce
too many nuts
and, apparently, wheat and other glutens
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. 


ediekristen
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   Posted 2/9/2009 7:18 PM (GMT -6)   
Right now, EVERYTHING! But the worst for me would be:

Oatmeal (even those oatmeal cereal bars.. basically anything with oats/granola)
Ice cream
Orange juice
Anything with seeds, and especially fruit smoothies that have seeds in them
Tomato sauce, but I love it too much to cut it out of my diet.. Italian food is my favorite.
Mexican food
Nuts
Pizza
Chili
Potato chips, the only kind I can eat are tortilla chips, like Tostinos
Chocolate
Salad, but I think maybe it could be ranch dressing that does it, I don't know


Basically all the good fun stuff kills me.
Female, 23, Ulcerative colitis (pancolitis) since 1999; GERD; gastritis; osteopenia in femur head & lumbar spine from long term prednisone use...

Current Meds:
Lexapro 10mg
First Remicade infusion 2/5/09


ediekristen
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   Posted 2/9/2009 7:35 PM (GMT -6)   
Oh. Just ate a fried chicken sandwich from the work cafeteria. Add that to the irritant list *runs to the bathroom*

Worst thing is, it's sitting heavy in my stomach and I have that acidic feeling in my mouth, like I would feel so much better if I threw up and got it out of there. Ugh
Female, 23, Ulcerative colitis (pancolitis) since 1999; GERD; gastritis; osteopenia in femur head & lumbar spine from long term prednisone use...

Current Meds:
Lexapro 10mg
First Remicade infusion 2/5/09


Scarlet504
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   Posted 2/9/2009 8:04 PM (GMT -6)   

1) Popcorn
2) The skin of tomatoes and bell peppers
3) Fruit juices other than cranberry or low acid orange juice
4) Cauliflower, broccoli, asparagus
5) Deep fried food
6) Corn chips (I love Doritos, that is such a bummer)
7) Spicy food (Don't care for it particularly, but still ...)
8) Raw carrots
9) Everything with MSG, carageen and other "flavor enhancers" and artificial flavorings

Trying hard to think of anything else, but I think this covers it.


Scarlett, 38 yo., TX
Pancolitis since 3/1997
Meds
6 x Asacol a day
75 50 mg 6-MP
Align (probiotic)
Flintstones Complete Vitamins


chezzyman
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   Posted 2/12/2009 4:29 PM (GMT -6)   
1. frozen pizza
2. fruit juices
3. alcohol :(
And probably much more
UC (Proctosigmoiditis) april 2008
Prednisone
Asacol 3x3
Asacol enema @night
Biopron 9 probiotics
Aloe Vera
-
flare up


Sweetpea17
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   Posted 2/12/2009 5:15 PM (GMT -6)   
I start reading alot of the messages and Im like oh yeah that up sets me to. Oh and that. When I wrote mine that was all I could think of. Sometimes it seems that everything thats good in this world to eat is bad lol

Sara14
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   Posted 2/12/2009 5:30 PM (GMT -6)   
Sometimes candy bars. And chips. I know, I shouldn't be eating that crap anyway.
Diagnosed with UC March 2007; Asacol 4 tablets 3x/day; Rowasa; Canasa; Viactiv; Metamucil wafers; multivitamin; sublingual allergy drops; Ortho Tri-Cyclen


tiggertenn
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   Posted 2/12/2009 6:17 PM (GMT -6)   

Thankfully I can still eat glazed donuts and drink instant hot chocolate.  However, many of my favorite foods have become no-nos.  They include:

Anything with a tomato base (pizaa, spaghetti, baked ziti (sp?), lasagna, tiki masala chicken, etc)

Cheese (unless it is cooked/baked in)

Cream Cheese (unless it is baked in, I'm still good to go on Cheesecake Factory cheesecake)

Sour Cream

Milk (unless baked/cooked in)

Ice Cream  cry (I miss you brownie sundaes!) cry

Salad (Although, I have a favorite restaurant with a fabulous salad bar so I eat it when I go there)

Cranberry Juice (my favorite, it hates me)

I'm sure this list should be longer, but this is all I can think of...


Diagnosed with UC March '07
Colazal 3 pills 3x a day
Prednisone Oct. '08 - Jan. '09
Imuran (It didn't work for me, I wrote it a Dear John letter)
Sulfasalazin 9 pills a day
Folic Acid
Levoyxl
Glumetza


beartooth
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   Posted 2/12/2009 10:35 PM (GMT -6)   
1. Anything with a lot of sugar (ice cream, pastries, donuts, cookies, jams/jellies)
2. Greasy foods (fast food burgers, potato chips, etc)
3. Eating too much dairy, including cheese and yogurt
4. Did I mention things that have a lot of sugar?

Any of the above I can handle in moderation, but moderation is a very small amount. Once I go over my limit, look out!
 
36 y.o. male
Diagnosed w/ UC in May '06, had symptoms since '99
Meds & supplements: VSL#3, Lialda, Allegra, multi-vitamin, Wellbutrin XL, fluoxetine, and vit B-12.
Spinach/sunflower seed diet for over two months with positive results!


subdued
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   Posted 2/12/2009 11:55 PM (GMT -6)   
madabs said...
I have always maintained that there are no foods that made my colon symptoms worse, but I finally get to join the group!

My food irritant is: Oatmeal


Some companies add high fructose corn syrup to their oatmeal. Perhaps it's something in the oatmeal that worsens your colon symptoms.
Joy - 47 yrs and counting
Diagnosed w/ UC Dec 06 (also have IBS)
Currently in remission

Lexapro (for stress)
Probiotics and 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
Previous treatments: Fecal transplantation (worked), Prednisone (stopped working), Colazal (stopped working), Asacol (stopped working)


madabs
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   Posted 2/13/2009 10:28 AM (GMT -6)   
I used Irish Oats and the Quaker Old Fashioned. Both kinds have to be cooked and nothing added to them. I think I probably would have found I had trouble with oatmeal even without the colitis. I just never ate them before the past few years (unless they were in a cookie).
UC diagnosed 10/05, first symptoms 1983
6mp * asacol 12/daily * rowasa pm * cortifoam am 
 Culturelle Probiotic - prilosec - metamucil capsules
past rx: colozal, lialda, canasa
i can't complain, but sometimes i still do.  lifes been good to me so far.  -joe walsh


Christine1946
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   Posted 2/13/2009 10:31 AM (GMT -6)   
     High fiber foods
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 11/01/08...now 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.


tummy2
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   Posted 2/13/2009 10:50 AM (GMT -6)   
NO DAIRY/ EGGS for me... (in any form; whey protien is almost everything)- so if Pizza bothers you, you may want to look into soy cheese...

INSOLUBLE fiber is hard to digest/ soluble fiber is okay (ie- I eat an apple without the skin) It helps A TON, because the soluble fiber keeps things moving smoothly:)
No raw veggies- I cook them a bit before eating them.-turning insoluble fiber into soluble fiber. no skin of anything that doesn't break apart easily- ie:no tomato skin, no eggplant skin... just peel it off after cooking

Wheat and corn (chips or whole) are hard to digest, sticking to brown rice /crackers/ rice flour/ rice noodles (as in Thai food) are much easier on my system.

***If I am going to eat anything that I know I shouldn't (like corn chips or wheat bread) I try to have a 'very digestable' fruit or veggie first. That way, it kindof warms up your intestines/colon and gets it working on something very easy to digest first... then it does a better job of moving the other food through smoothly.

tummy2
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   Posted 2/13/2009 10:53 AM (GMT -6)   
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Jjc2007
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   Posted 2/13/2009 11:42 AM (GMT -6)   
Well the only thing that really seems to bother me...
chocolate... if I eat more than a bite
soft ice cream IF i overdo.....too much
anything with heavy creamy sauces....
too many (almonds, pistachios, peanuts ....though I can eat unlimited walnuts).

Some things bother me but in the upper digestive realm, not with the UC.....
raw onions
red beans

And because I take Azulfadine, I tended to get more acid refux.
But I use Zantac 150 when I know I am going to have something acidic.
I do better on tomato sauce than I used to ....not sure why.


For a long time, my upper GI problems (resulting from UC) were much worse.
One thing that I think helps me a lot......retirement and the ability to eat more small meals rather than 3 larger meals.
diagnosed with UC in 1962
regualr meds:
Asulfadine (500mg tablets, 6 daily)
Folic Acid
Zantac as needed
open heart surgery in 2005 for removal of aortic root aneurysm


mudua
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   Posted 2/13/2009 12:54 PM (GMT -6)   

 

Most Fruit and citrus being the worst
Popcorn
Sweetcorn
Cauliflower
Boccoli
Pizza
Nuts
Black eyed beans
Alcohol
Onions
Garlic

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