In what way is food supposed to worsen your symptoms? people who don't have UC have food symtoms...we would have them as well since food itself can have action in the digestive tract such as causing loose stools, diarrhea, gas, discomfort, difficulty digesting because of high fat, etc.
Food in no way has affected my UC...I've had it for 20 years....but I'd say I have a fairly balanced diet, but I like to have sweets, and I do.
If I drink sodas, I'd have more gas for sure...coffee can definitely encourage my morning bm, but doesn't affect it during any other time of the day.
Rather than complaining about
what the docs say, why not figure out the exact symptoms you're having and realising it's probably not related to UC, but the fact that an inflamed colon may be rushing stool out of the area as quickly as possible.
You should also consider rectal meds...they're awesome. They might allow you to forgo pred in the future.
*Heather* Status: maintenance Asacol 6 daily + Salofalk enemas every 4th night
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~UC meds: Asacol (3 @ 2x 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....(RenewLife Ultimate Flora Critical Care + Primadophilus Reuteri). @ 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 !!!