My GI explained that Ibuprofen was a HUGE no-no for UC!
Thanks Robin for the info about
Many GIs will tell you what they learned in school--that Colitis is an autoimmune disease, that no one knows why one gets Colitis, that side effects of medicines are a necessary trade off to treating the disease, and that diet doesn't matter.
However... Although Colitis is treated as though it were an autoimmune disease, there is no consensus that it is such. We do know why some people get Colitis. In fact, there are different forms of Colitis--some of which are due to antibiotic use, germs, genetics, ... Many times the side effects of Colitis medicines are worse than having Colitis. Diet does matter for many.
I think that when it came to the subject of diet, my GI didn't really have an answers. It was as if he was on the one hand taught that diet didn't matter and on the other hand told by many his patients that it did. My GI told me the medicine would work regardless of what I ate. When I told him that some foods bothered me, he said, "then don't eat them." He did recommend not eating broccoli during a flare. He said it was hard to digest.
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)