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mayythoom
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Date Joined Mar 2009
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   Posted 3/5/2009 9:29 AM (GMT -6)   
hi there ,
 
I had colonoscopy a year a go , just as part of scanning , i didn't had any relapse back then .
anyway , since that date , my bowel never return to normal , always mucus and secretions , now , my doctor prescribe me steriods , i took them for a week now ; and it's not doing a thing apart from getting me pumped up .
confused   ... i eat everything , meat and sweets , I want to enhance my diet , and here in Iraq , we don't really have resources for this ..so plz , i'd like u to help me to find the sites that can give me about what types of food could hurt me and what are those which could help in ending my relapse ?? yeah
 
thanks guys
Ali
43 years old , diagnosed since 1999 with UC
 
 

pb4
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Date Joined Feb 2004
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   Posted 3/5/2009 11:24 AM (GMT -6)   
Unfortunately food/diet is trial and error, what some IBDers can tolerate, others cannot so you'll have to test the waters and see what does/doesn't agree with you.

:)
My bum is broken....there's a big crack down the middle of it! LOL :)


JM21204
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Date Joined Dec 2008
Total Posts : 254
   Posted 3/5/2009 11:26 AM (GMT -6)   

I think everyone has a somewhat different opinion on this. 

My dr. tells me to stay away from insoluble fiber which is difficult to digest.  Her analogy is imagine a gaping wound on the palm of your hand.  Would you rub granola or coarse wheat bread over it?  No, and your insides would appreciate the same.  Also, I try to avoid fried foods.  Despite numerous studies I have read about complex sugars being bad, I have a sweet tooth.


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)
 


Got2Believe
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Date Joined Feb 2007
Total Posts : 436
   Posted 3/5/2009 3:13 PM (GMT -6)   
My two cents:
It's a gut feeling whether you should be eating certain food (pun intended). if you think it is helping or at least not causing more damage then eat it. if you think it's detrimental to your UC or body then don't eat it.
When i'm flaring hardcore i can eat anything and guess what comes out. lots of blood regardless.
But i feel better mentally eating whole foods with as little added ingredients as possible.
 

subdued
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   Posted 3/6/2009 2:01 AM (GMT -6)   
Avoid pro-inflammatory foods. Eat anti-inflammatory foods.

http://nutrition.about.com/od/dietsformedicaldisorders/a/antiinflamfood.htm

Keep a food diary to see if there are foods that you have trouble digesting. Some of the things to look out for are:

Yeast
Wheat
Gluten
Diary
Fructose

You might have issues with one, some, all, or none of these.

Take Probiotics.
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)


princesa
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   Posted 3/6/2009 9:11 AM (GMT -6)   

A good source of general diet information for IBD is the book The New Eating Right for a Bad Gut. Basically, it covers all kinds of foods and tells you which ones MOST IBDers find to be safe or problematic. You can order it from Amazon:

http://www.amazon.com/New-Eating-Right-Bad-Gut/dp/0452279763/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1236352272&sr=8-1


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.
 
 


mayythoom
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Date Joined Mar 2009
Total Posts : 2
   Posted 3/6/2009 10:12 AM (GMT -6)   
thanks everyone , u guys are so useful ....and princesa , wow , we have the same history ...my maintenance only include sulfasalazine though ! i'll try the other stuff ..

thanks

princesa
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Date Joined Aug 2007
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   Posted 3/6/2009 1:45 PM (GMT -6)   
Glad to help. That book also has alot of good information about omega-3 supplementation to reduce inflammation.
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.
 
 


Nor_TX
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Date Joined Nov 2008
Total Posts : 360
   Posted 3/9/2009 12:19 PM (GMT -6)   
I also have alot of food issues and after trying so many combinations, in desparation one day I bought some baby fruits and vegetables. It was wonderful, because I didn't get pains or sick. I consulted with the GI and she said she is fine with me supplementing my diet with baby food. I try to pick the ones that are highest in potassium because that is always my difficult area on my blood tests. The foods do not have added sugar or salt and are really delicious. I love the mango, the kiwi combinations, sweet potato, carrots - really they are all good. I don't like the meat varieties though. I have a baby fruit with some goat cheese and toast for breakfast. For lunch it might be chicken with baby vegetables and for dinner it might be pasta. For snacks I have a baby fruit. The doctor says that since babies grow just fine on baby food, she feels that since I can digest it and be without pain or nausea.

Try it... it might work for you. I started out with simple fruits likes peaches, apricots, mango.

Nor
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                   Venofer infusion every 4 weeks
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