diet isn't what's caused your disease....
You have UC, and by the sounds of it, it's not controlled.
Limiting food intake for a few days and then consuming foods that can cause symptoms if you're lactose intolerant will cause THOSE symptoms.....
Two issues, why push it? It'll definitely play with your mind...almost like a gambler, winning one day, losing the next. Been there done that for almost 3 years before diagnosis. I was relieved to have a doctor who was able to put me on meds....and yes, it took a while for them to work their charm...with flares up and down for 2 years anyway.
What meds are you on.....? you should list them in your signature so we don't keep asking you.
Food will cause me "food" symptoms if I consume too much fat, too much lactose, too much fibre from fruit/veggies, too much coffee....but that doesn't change the status of my UC. If I'm flaring, my symptoms will be more bothersome, and I'll definitely adjust my diet somewhat.
Meaning, less coffee, less salad, less fruit.....
You should consider to add probiotics and a fibre supplement to your diet.
*Heather* Status: mild flare enemas tapered to every 2nd night
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~UC meds: Asacol (3 x2 daily); Salofalk enemas nightly for flares & taper to maintenance
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed; Ranitidine (reflux); Effexor XR 75mg(depression); Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
~vitamins/minerals/supplements; Probiotics....(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 !!!
Post Edited (quincy) : 4/15/2009 1:18:34 PM (GMT-6)