I recently read somewhere on this forum about fasting and the benefits of doing so. However, I am on a ton of meds and really think fasting would do more harm than good since most of the meds say take with food. My diet has consisted of rice cereal with Silk and a T of ground flaxmeal. Small glass of pure pineapple juice. Lunch is always an Activia Yogurt. Dinner baked salmon with mushy carrots. If I get hungry later, I usually have a jello or plain popsicle. Today the urgency is really bad. There is only a scant bit of blood, which is good. My prednisone was tapered down to 25 mgm yesterday from a week of 35 mgm previous.
I realize that fasting would take the pressure off the bowel while healing, but how do to so?
62 yr old granny. South Jersey
Diagnosed with ulcerative proctitis in 1998 in hospital
Hospitalized (2nd time) in May 2008
Meds as of June 09: Colazal (6 per day), 6MP (50 mgm), Probiotic (upped to 3 per day), Fish oil capsule, calcium, multivitamin, Cort enema nightly, Canasa in morning. Also taking Benicar and Toprol to control high blood pressure. Getting old is a b****.