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Christine1946
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   Posted 6/26/2009 8:11 AM (GMT -6)   
     Could someone enlighten me on what they are?  Right now I am eating rice krispie cereal with 1T of ground flaxseed meal, 1/2 banana, 1T of honey with Silk for breakfast.  Lunch is activia yogurt, dinner usually salmon or baked chicken (white meat), 1/2 baked sweet potato and mushy carrots.  For snack it is either 1/2 c of jello or 1/2 frozen yogurt.  BLA...getting sick of the same thing.
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****.


princesa
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   Posted 6/26/2009 8:49 AM (GMT -6)   

Try this article to start:

http://nutrition.about.com/od/dietsformedicaldisorders/a/antiinflamfood.htm

 

Google "anti-inflammatory foods," and you'll find a wealth of information.


Diagnosed with ulcerative colitis spring 1999. Have been in remission for years with only a few minor blips.
 
Maintenance dose sulfasalazine. Probiotics, vitamin D, fiber supplement and fish oil caps. George's aloe vera juice and l-glutamine for gut healing. Mostly grain-free and dairy-free low carb diet.
 
 


fruitgirl
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   Posted 6/26/2009 10:12 AM (GMT -6)   
Christine, have you been eating the Activia for a long time with no problems? I'm just asking, b/c I tried some of that a while back when I was in the beginning of my first flare, and it REALLY made things worse for a day. I really think it was the yogurt that did it, because I only had one, which made things worse the following day, then things got better again the next day. My mom also tried it, and it gave her the runs really bad too. I just question it b/c if you go to the website, it talks more about making constipation better, not diarrhea.
Status: Remission since late May 2009!
Symptoms began in November 2008, ~4 weeks after giving birth to my son.
Diagnosed with pancolitis on 1/30/09
Currently taking Asacol (400mg 4 pills 3x daily), Rowasa twice weekly, Natural Factors Ultimate probiotic 12/12 Formula, and Zoloft (25 mg).


Christine1946
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   Posted 6/26/2009 11:24 AM (GMT -6)   
     I really have no bad affects from the Activia.  It doesn't give me the runs.  Seems to soothe my gut.  Today, I tried an egg for lunch.  See how well that will sit.  Now I am beginning to see blood in the stool. mad
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****.


Arc
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   Posted 6/26/2009 11:46 AM (GMT -6)   
I tried Activia but it was when I flaring and it made things a lot worse. Oatmeal cooked slowly on low heat seems to be the only thing that helps me when I flare.....dieting is very difficult to stick to but oatmeal every morning is easy enough. I also avoid things that cause gas like broccoli and I also avoid milk products due to the mucus they create and anything that is high in fiber like ground flax. For some people an increase in fiber helps them a lot but for me it just makes things worse when I am in a flare.


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.


princesa
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   Posted 6/26/2009 1:56 PM (GMT -6)   
Anyone who suspects they have problems digesting dairy should avoid yogurt and take a probiotic supplement. In general, a high quality supplement is going to be far more potent anyway.
Diagnosed with ulcerative colitis spring 1999. Have been in remission for years with only a few minor blips. Scope on 6/22 showed no inflammation at all.
 
Maintenance dose sulfasalazine. Probiotics, vitamin D, fiber supplement and fish oil caps. George's aloe vera juice and l-glutamine for gut healing. Mostly grain-free and dairy-free low carb diet.
 
 


subdued
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   Posted 6/26/2009 2:37 PM (GMT -6)   
Anti-inflammatory: turmeric, ginger, garlic, onions, cinnamon, green/herb teas, oily fish, almonds, hazelnuts, walnuts, flax seeds, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, olive oil, lean poultry, green leafy vegetables, berries, fresh pineapple, soybeans, tofu, soy milk.

Pro-inflammatory: fatty meats, processed meats, dairy, eggs, sugars, artificial sweeteners, nightshades (tomatoes, white potatoes, eggplant, peppers).

Oh course, if some of the foods on the anti-inflammatory list bother you, then don't eat them.
Joy - 47 yrs and counting; Colitis Dec 06 (also have IBS); Currently in remission

Figuring out how to reduce a flare or get into remission is a trial and error experience. Don't expect your GI to have all the answers. He was trained in making diagnoses, prescribing medications, and surgically removing the colon. He was not trained in alternative treatments. That's why they are called alternative treatments.

Lexapro (for stress), Probiotics and Vitamins, Anti-inflammatory foods, No pro-inflammatory foods when flaring, No HFCS, No foods high in fructose, No artificial sweeteners -- Fecal transplantation worked, Prednisone stopped working, Colazal stopped working, Asacol stopped working


julee70
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   Posted 6/27/2009 4:44 PM (GMT -6)   
There's a good chart of anti-inflammatory foods on Dr. Andrew Weil's website. (drweil.com) You can also sign up to get recipes emailed to you. I find it kind of fun.
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UC for the last ten years
Current Meds: 6MP since 2006, Lialda, Asacol foam, Lomotil
Past Meds: You name it; I've tried it. (Asacol, Colazol, Pentasa, DiPentum, Rowasa, Canasa, Cortenema, sulfasalazine, Cortifoam)
Alternative treatments I have had success with: Acupuncture, Hypnotherapy


subdued
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   Posted 6/27/2009 8:25 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for the URL. I like his anti-inflammatory pyramid.
Joy - 47 yrs and counting; Colitis Dec 06 (also have IBS); Currently in remission

Figuring out how to reduce a flare or get into remission is a trial and error experience. Don't expect your GI to have all the answers. He was trained in making diagnoses, prescribing medications, and surgically removing the colon. He was not trained in alternative treatments. That's why they are called alternative treatments.

Lexapro (for stress), Probiotics and Vitamins, Anti-inflammatory foods, No pro-inflammatory foods when flaring, No HFCS, No foods high in fructose, No artificial sweeteners -- Fecal transplantation worked, Prednisone stopped working, Colazal stopped working, Asacol stopped working


burnabygirl
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   Posted 6/27/2009 10:45 PM (GMT -6)   
Activia makes me feel worse when I was flaring. And shellfish like crabs and prawns were not good for me either.
Now I'm feeling better I can eat crabs and prawns moderately without any problem. But I won't touch Activia again. And I don't take any probiotics.
Ulcerative proctitis diagnosed in July 2006. Medications: Salofalk enema nightly.
Remission from Nov 2006 to Oct 2007. Then a bad cold and a bad flare for 1 year till Nov 2008.
Pancolitis diagnosed in April 2008. Current medications: Salofalk enema, Salofalk suppositories, Salofalk tablets 1000mg x 3/day, Entocort enema (tapering).
Supplements: Calcium with Vitamin D, Vitamin B Complex, Vitamin C and psyllium capsules (Metamucil).


sirenshooter
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   Posted 6/28/2009 6:05 PM (GMT -6)   
Speaking of almonds, the Cocoa Roast almonds from Emerald Nuts are goood. Also I drink green tea all the time and it doesn't bother me. It may actually help like suggested.

about the yogurt thing, dairy doesn't bother me, and neither do probiotics, but when I ate probiotic yogurt every day, I had to poo too much. So I dunno what's going on there.
19yr old female
Diagnosed with UC (pancolitis) in 2005 at age 15
2.5 tabs of Azathioprine 1xday / 2000mg Fish Oil 1xday
Arthritis in both knees (thanks UC)
Also: asthma, acid reflux, and Reynaud's Syndrome

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