Fruits and Vegetables

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   Posted 2/19/2009 3:47 PM (GMT -6)   
I have had UC for the better part of ten years and I have pretty much been able to eat almost anything I wanted except for dairy products.  In those ten years I have had only two flares.  The most recent was about three months ago.  Since that flare I have noticed that I can't eat fruits such as bananas, strawberries, etc.  Is this common or do I just need to give it some more time to heal?  What about other fruits and vegetables?
Asacol 4 pills/twice a day

Mamas Boys
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   Posted 2/19/2009 3:54 PM (GMT -6)   
When I am flaring I'm unable to tolerate any fruits or vegies. Now that I'm in remission - I can eat them sparingly - but I still know that if I eat too many one day it will result in extra bathroom trips the next day.
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   Posted 2/19/2009 5:19 PM (GMT -6)   
I have also found that too many fruits and veggies loosen my stools or give me bad gas. Sucks when you are trying to be healthy, but you can't eat healthy.
UC diagnosed Dec. 2006
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   Posted 2/19/2009 5:28 PM (GMT -6)   
I am such an idiot, my stools have been getting loose since's got to be the Pears, Oranges and Apples I've been eating mad
Diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis January 2007
Meds: Mesaamaline (sp) Retention Enemas, herbal meds in the search to regain full health.

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   Posted 2/19/2009 6:56 PM (GMT -6)   

Probably - but we are all different. Try smaller amounts and work up.  I can only eat canned or well cooked both fruit and veggies and none with seeds.  Yesterday I ate small carrots steamed in microwave BUT ate too many and had a little extra bm this morning - nothing serious but have to remember - moderation!!


68 yr. old granny
New diagnosed with proctosigmoiditis - 6/2008
 Colonoscopy 10/28 showed only few cm. left to heal in rectum - tried Proctofoam for weeks - no luck.
Probiotic Align, Prilosec for GERD
Inderol for hypertension,Xanax,Lipitor, multivitamin, calcium w/D, Tylenol
Tried hydrocortisone for two weeks with no change.
2/3/2009 - sigmoidoscopy showed about 30 cm. involved but mild - starting on prednisone only 40 mg. taper on 2/7/2009.

pant pooper
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   Posted 2/19/2009 8:54 PM (GMT -6)   
I only eat fruit veggies and plant based foods, fruit and vegtables are high in water content so naturally going to have loose stools, if you are in a flare stay away from raw veggies, steam them till they are soft and do lots of juicing

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   Posted 2/19/2009 11:06 PM (GMT -6)   
Ripe banana's I thought was good to eat for UC, suppose to be soothing and bind together stool. I guess with this stuff it just varies from one person to another.

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   Posted 2/20/2009 4:13 AM (GMT -6)   
bananas have me in absolute agony from gas once it's hit the intestines. Ugh! Apparently less ripe are less gassy...haven't tried that, however.

Veggies and fruits will help loosen the stool, increase peristalsis..etc. In other words, they're important in our diet to help decrease the incidence of constipation and lazy gut. The problem is that one needs to consume other foods to create a good stool.

One can try Beano (just suggested from my GI) can help lessen some of the discomfort. It could be that one is eating too many veggies or fruits...sometimes cooking them makes it easier on an inflamed gut

Trial and error. Not all things agree with all people, regardless of having bowel disease or not.

*Heather* Status..Asacol  (3 x2 daily); flaring /Dec 22, tapered to every 3rd nite..back to nightly (Jan 22)..tapered too fast
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed; Ranitidine (reflux);  Effexor XR 75mg(depression);  Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma) 
~vitamins/minerals/supplementsProbiotics....(Natural Factors Protec, Primadophilus Reuteri Pearls, Natural Factors Ultimate). @ bedtime
~various digestive enzymes as needed; started Omega 3 
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS"  worth it !!!

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   Posted 2/20/2009 10:34 AM (GMT -6)   
  i love fruit. i always eat bananas. i stopped eating bread and i had no signs of colitis...its crazy...

mild ulcerative colitis
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folic acid

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