Actually, food isn't going to cause you a flare, and eating foods that are high in protein and that take longer to digest isn't/shouldn't be a problem unless it's foods that are done in high fat/oils and charred on the bbq...etc.
One can have beef or pork with relatively no fat..
But, in saying that, eating smaller portions more often during the day, eat as well balanced as you can.
I don't believe in cutting out all carbs, sugars, etc, but one must use much common sense in eating. If I overdo, I will get discomfort....If I'm flaring at the time, my discomfort will be more and I may have more bms.
High fat foods, carbonated drinks and artificial sweeteners will more than likely give one more gas, cramping and looser stools.
You mentioned Cipro for your infection.....did you have one for sure through a stool sample test? or was it another infection in your body?
I've never heard of Super Shield...I see they're probiotics...lots of good stuff in there!
You could also consider to use fibre supplements to bulk up the stool a bit and maybe help with the probiotics....
I sure hope you're able to get this flare controlled.....
*Heather* Status: mild flare enemas tapered to every 3rd 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). @ bedtime
~various digestive enzymes as needed
~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) : 5/27/2009 2:14:36 AM (GMT-6)