I am sorry to hear that. I am surprised that there are people who can eat red pepper sauce or even hot food. I have never been able to do that, even pre-colitis. Hot food makes me feel someone is dissecting my stomach with a million knives the moment that hot food lands in my stomach. Needless to say that I am not a fan of hot food and have a deep admiration for people who can eat as little as jalopenos on something.
Food that give me problems even when I am not flaring are bell peppers and popcorn. I have the habit now to strip off the skin of cooked bell peppers and pick up the curled up tomato skin of tomatoes to avoid problems. And I don't eat popcorn at all anymore, as hard as it is to resist.
Hope you're feeling better soon and shame on the favorite foods that gives us problems.
Scarlett, 38 yo., TX
Pancolitis since 3/1997
6 x Asacol a day
75 50 mg 6-MP
Flintstones Complete Vitamins