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lambkins
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   Posted 2/28/2009 8:24 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi in a bad flare at presant but am hungry has any one any ideas what would be a good snack i dont need to put weight on so they dont have to be high calorie just something nice seems anything i eat right now gives me stomach pains and gurglings of olympic standards am staying away from anything fried or that has a lot of sugar or is milky there is only so much chicken you can eat and i dont like rice and not that fond of potatoes
  
  Diagnosed 22.5.08 with Lft sided U/C
  Meds Predfoam 20mg 2x day stopped started pentasa supps 1gm 26/6/08
 Asacol 800mg x2 twice daily
  Domperidone 10mg as needed
  co codamol 30/500 x2 when needed


IndianaUC
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   Posted 2/28/2009 9:27 AM (GMT -6)   
That doesn't leave much else. LOL! How about crackers? I like Club crackers and just plain ole saltines. I also like bananas.
- DXed with "left sided" UC in 1998. DXed with "proctitis" Oct. 2007
- Sulfasalazine 3 500mg tabs twice daily
- 500mg Vitamin C, 1 Multivitamin, L-Glutamine
- Max Acidophillis EC Capsules 350Mg(7 types of bacteria with over 42 billion viable cells) with 50 Mg colostrum & 50 Mg FOS(fructo-oligosaccharides)
- Experimenting with this or that on occasion. Always open to new ideas.
- Colonoscopies - 2 (Due for my next one ASAP)
- Canasa 1000mg @night. Started Oct. 23, 2008
- Niferex-150 Forte 1 capsule 2x Daily


suebear
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   Posted 2/28/2009 10:29 AM (GMT -6)   

Unflavored rice cakes, low in calories and great tasting.

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


lambkins
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   Posted 2/28/2009 10:31 AM (GMT -6)   
lol banana and cracker sandwhich lol
  
  Diagnosed 22.5.08 with Lft sided U/C
  Meds Predfoam 20mg 2x day stopped started pentasa supps 1gm 26/6/08
 Asacol 800mg x2 twice daily
  Domperidone 10mg as needed
  co codamol 30/500 x2 when needed


princesa
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   Posted 2/28/2009 11:03 AM (GMT -6)   
Very ripe bananas, natural flavored applesauces in individual portions, nut butters, scrambled eggs... all are easy on the digestion.
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.
 
 


subdued
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   Posted 2/28/2009 11:27 AM (GMT -6)   
I used to snack on bananas when I was flaring. Bananas help my bowels become better formed.

I can't eat applesauce, because I'm fructose intolerant. But maybe you can. Applesauce is easy on the digestion.

Eggs are pro-inflammatory. So although they are easy to digest, they made my inflammation worse.

Then there are rice crackers. I'm not particularly fond of them; so I don't eat them. But rice is good for the digestion. Rice helps my bowels become more solid, helping to prevent diarrhea.
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)


Peety
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   Posted 2/28/2009 1:26 PM (GMT -6)   
My favorite treats when I need a snack that doesn't upset my gut are potato chips or fritos.
Gluten-free, filling and yummy.
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; eliminated all wheat/gluten from my diet. Probiotics (Ultimate Flora, 50 billion), trying Curamin. 
Flaring, seasonal? or supplements too harsh? Back on prednisone, trying 15/20 mg. Appt 3/6 to discuss Humira, etc.   


julee70
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   Posted 2/28/2009 3:00 PM (GMT -6)   
How about soup? Anything non-tomato based, is probably easy on the stomach. Plus, if you're in a flare, soup will help you avoid dehydration.
Or...
This may sound crazy, but I can almost always eat Eggo waffles without a problem. They are fortified with vitamins, so I always feel like I'm not eating junk when I have them.
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UC for the last ten years
Current Meds: 6MP since 2006, Lialda, Asacol foam
Past Meds: You name it; I've tried it. (Asacol, Colazol, Pentasa, DiPentum, Rowasa, Canasa, Cortenema, sulfasalazine, Cortifoam)
Alternative treatments I have had success with: Acupuncture, Hypnotherapy


Mtnhawk
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   Posted 2/28/2009 3:29 PM (GMT -6)   

I need to put weight back on. Anyone have ideas? Lost 28 lbs. in 6 weeks. I am on Pred. and Asacol, just don't want to balloon up from the Pred. any ideas my ribs are showing. Dont even want to look in the mirror. LOL

 

 


JM21204
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   Posted 2/28/2009 3:30 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm sure everyone is different but here's a few things that are good for me. Bananas, peanut butter on saltine crackers, soup, toast with a little jelly, and as you mentioned of course, chicken and rice.
34 yr old female
Diagnosed with Pancolitis in 1/2007
Baby due 3/2009
Meds:1600 mg Asacol a day, Ferrex, Pre-Natal Vitamins, Lovenox, on and off Prednisone (40 mg then taper)
 


subdued
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   Posted 2/28/2009 4:57 PM (GMT -6)   
Mtnhawk said...
I need to put weight back on. Anyone have ideas? Lost 28 lbs. in 6 weeks. I am on Pred. and Asacol, just don't want to balloon up from the Pred. any ideas my ribs are showing. Dont even want to look in the mirror. LOL


I can eat nut butters and mild curry with rice when I'm flaring. Both of these cause me to gain weight.
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)


Peety
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   Posted 2/28/2009 5:21 PM (GMT -6)   
Those little pretzels filled with peanut butter. I can't eat them but I would if I could.
A little protein and easy on the gut.
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; eliminated all wheat/gluten from my diet. Probiotics (Ultimate Flora, 50 billion), trying Curamin. 
Flaring, seasonal? or supplements too harsh? Back on prednisone, trying 15/20 mg. Appt 3/6 to discuss Humira, etc.   


IndianaUC
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   Posted 2/28/2009 5:42 PM (GMT -6)   
I forgot about peanut butter. Just last week I was feeling pretty awful and shaky. I ate several crackers with peanut better and everything was as right as rain.

Also my husband makes this chicken stew that I swear cures all. Basicly it's rotisserie chicken with chicken broth, beef broth and every vegetable we have in the kitchen. It's cooked on low for about 3 hours with the skin of the chicken floating on top. That is a must for flavor. He throws in lima beans, chick peas, carrots, celery, some tomatoes for flavor, onions, spinach, potatoes, peas, yellow squash, kidney beans and or white beans. He uses montreal steak seasoning for flavor. I save some for dinner then freeze the rest in individual containers to unthaw for later.

One of these days I'll type up the full recipe. I hate soup, but I love this stew. It's too thick to be called soup IMO.
- DXed with "left sided" UC in 1998. DXed with "proctitis" Oct. 2007
- Sulfasalazine 3 500mg tabs twice daily
- 500mg Vitamin C, 1 Multivitamin, L-Glutamine
- Max Acidophillis EC Capsules 350Mg(7 types of bacteria with over 42 billion viable cells) with 50 Mg colostrum & 50 Mg FOS(fructo-oligosaccharides)
- Experimenting with this or that on occasion. Always open to new ideas.
- Colonoscopies - 2 (Due for my next one ASAP)
- Canasa 1000mg @night. Started Oct. 23, 2008
- Niferex-150 Forte 1 capsule 2x Daily


lambkins
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   Posted 3/1/2009 3:54 AM (GMT -6)   
I like peanut butter and bananas sounds good with crackers.
  
  Diagnosed 22.5.08 with Lft sided U/C
  Meds Predfoam 20mg 2x day stopped started pentasa supps 1gm 26/6/08
 Asacol 800mg x2 twice daily
  Domperidone 10mg as needed
  co codamol 30/500 x2 when needed


Peety
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   Posted 3/1/2009 3:59 PM (GMT -6)   
Oh, yes, homemade soup is really, really good and you can control what goes in it (I need to avoid tomatoes). I think I'll make some tonight!
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; eliminated all wheat/gluten from my diet. Probiotics (Ultimate Flora, 50 billion), trying Curamin. 
Flaring, seasonal? or supplements too harsh? Back on prednisone, trying 15/20 mg. Appt 3/6 to discuss Humira, etc.   


Peety
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   Posted 3/1/2009 4:00 PM (GMT -6)   
Can you tell I'm on prednisone? Everything sounds good, I'm so hungry!
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; eliminated all wheat/gluten from my diet. Probiotics (Ultimate Flora, 50 billion), trying Curamin. 
Flaring, seasonal? or supplements too harsh? Back on prednisone, trying 15/20 mg. Appt 3/6 to discuss Humira, etc.   


Learntoadapt
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   Posted 3/2/2009 12:07 AM (GMT -6)   
Mtnhawk said...
I need to put weight back on. Anyone have ideas? Lost 28 lbs. in 6 weeks. I am on Pred. and Asacol, just don't want to balloon up from the Pred. any ideas my ribs are showing. Dont even want to look in the mirror. LOL


I also lost a lot of weight in a 6-7 week period. Not cool when I have spent the last 15 years of my life weight lifting. I have now put on about 13 pounds in the last 8 weeks. I eat all day long and try to keep my caloric intake around 3200-3500 calories (I am very active at work and outside of work). When I am short on calories for the day, I will make some fresh carrot juice and mix in 5 tablespoons of olive oil. This drink gives you about 700 calories. Keep your protein intake up. I find that eggs, chicken, fish and turkey sit the best in my gut (occasionally bacon, love it). I also found that lifting weights through the tough time of loosing weight helped me bounce back in size. It was hard but I too could not stand looking in the mirror.

Take care and God Bless
Diagnosed with Proctitis in 8/08 with additional inflammation by the appendix (whatever that means, sounds like it is more than proctitis)

Colazal 3x3
probiotic
fish oil
multi-vitamin
SCD since 9/08


mtgman
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   Posted 3/2/2009 3:20 AM (GMT -6)   
Mtnhawk said...

I need to put weight back on. Anyone have ideas? Lost 28 lbs. in 6 weeks. I am on Pred. and Asacol, just don't want to balloon up from the Pred. any ideas my ribs are showing. Dont even want to look in the mirror. LOL

 

 


right there with you!!!  i've lost almost 30 lbs...tapering pred but just got the lovely moon face the other day...i am so skinny...it's horrible.  I've been downing milkshakes like crazy (i take a lactaid pill 1st).  large baskin robbins vanilla is 1200 calories!  normally yikes but right now perfect!  i'm trying to eat a lot of noodles and rice and also ckicken...i have been eating a lot more but still cannot seem ot put the weight on...scary to think if i was to eat normally...i'm all about calories right now.

notsosicklygirl
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   Posted 3/2/2009 8:40 AM (GMT -6)   
I am always eating junk food. I avoid certain things but potato chips seem to fall within a catagory I can handle. I eat tons of potato chips. I also eat aged cheeses and crackers (if they don't contain corn syrup). Melba toasts and other natural brands don't have high fructose corn srup I find. I like rice crackers and bagles with butter. I try to eat fresh foods, the packaged stuff has such a long list of questionable ingredients. The more packaged food I eat, the worse I feel. Sometimes I bake fresh chocolate chip cookies, they are my favorite. I notice some of the pepperidge farms cookies and breads don't have corn syrup but some do. If you read the ingredients you can probably find something that you can tolerate. I eat peanut butter and jelly a lot too.
Diagnosed with proctitis in March 2007 - Treated with Canasa 2x Daily
Diagnosed with UC December 08 but had symptoms months ago - Treating with Asacol 400mg (9 a day)


Christine1946
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   Posted 3/2/2009 3:15 PM (GMT -6)   
     Rice Krispies are good to snack on.  Not high in calories and easy on the gut.
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.


ediekristen
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   Posted 3/2/2009 3:17 PM (GMT -6)   
I have no advice because I'm stupid and eat things regardless of how they'll feel, haha. For example, I just got done eating some strawberry shortcake AND thin mint cookies. Sooo delicious, but I'm sure my guts will hate me shortly.
Female, 23, Ulcerative colitis (pancolitis) since 1999; GERD; gastritis; osteopenia in femur head & lumbar spine from long term prednisone use...

Current Meds:
3rd Remicade infusion 3/19/09


notsosicklygirl
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   Posted 3/2/2009 3:24 PM (GMT -6)   
ediekristen said...
I have no advice because I'm stupid and eat things regardless of how they'll feel, haha. For example, I just got done eating some strawberry shortcake AND thin mint cookies. Sooo delicious, but I'm sure my guts will hate me shortly.

I hope my girl scout cookies arrive soon and that they don't kill me nono
Diagnosed with proctitis in March 2007 - Treated with Canasa 2x Daily
Diagnosed with UC December 08 but had symptoms months ago - Treating with Asacol 400mg (9 a day)


lambkins
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   Posted 3/2/2009 4:14 PM (GMT -6)   
thanks all having a bad day and nothing else but chocolate will do did have cranberry bits in lol will pay later
  
  Diagnosed 22.5.08 with Lft sided U/C
  Meds Predfoam 20mg 2x day stopped started pentasa supps 1gm 26/6/08
 Asacol 800mg x2 twice daily
  Domperidone 10mg as needed
  co codamol 30/500 x2 when needed


doors12
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   Posted 3/2/2009 7:19 PM (GMT -6)   
Chili cheese fritos all the way
Diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis 6/2006 at age 26 after sudden E.R. visit
~Pancolitis (Mild to Moderate)
 ~I had Mono in 2000
On Colazal 3x3/day; Folic Acid 1mg; Calcium/Magnesium/Zinc combo
(Generic Balsalazide not as effective for me)
In remission about 2-3 months after E.R. but not back to normal!
I hate Ulcerative Colitis and can't wait till we eradicate it
 

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