I was told by my NP (doctors recommendation) when flaring - bleeding, etc. to stay on a low residue, lowfat diet. I have been on it for a year - although, of course, not strict. I do not eat very high fiber which we have always known to be good for our heart, etc. Doctor mentioned that when in remission (laughing here) I should add fiber very slowly!
Senior - New diagnosed with proctosigmoiditis - 6/2008 Tried, Colozal, steroid enemas, etc. - started working but severe side effects occurred. No mesalamines!!
Started on prednisone Feb.7, 2009 - tapering to 20 mg. - upped prenisone to 25mg. on my own (bleeding returned) - 6MP - 50 mg. 2/28/2009 - staying on 10 mg. prednisone also until visit with specialist.
Probiotic Align, Prilosec for GERD, Gas-X, vitamins, Calcium/D
Tylenol for knees and arthritis.