Oatmeal seems to help me out when I am flaring up. Soda is a definite bad thing. Last time I drank it, about
2 years ago, I was almost hospitalized. Bad stuff. Maybe it is the way the grains are cooked and such? I cook my oatmeal, which is the really cut up kind not the old fashioned, over a low heat till it is very creamy and add nothing to it.
Diagnosed in November of 2006 with UC (ileitis) though I had symptoms ,which were misdiagnosed as IBS and hemorrhoids, nearly 6 months before I finally went to a GI. Also have a bad arthritic right leg that hurts in my hip joint....at least I think it is arthritis though it could be directly tied to IBD.
Colonoscopy in November of 2006 and took part in a Prednisone and Asacol taper program.
No serious flare ups just moderate ones for nearly 3 years. It was nice....
May 2009 experienced first serious flare up and now on prednisone 30mg daily and waiting for my next colonoscopy....yay.