yeah, the chocolate and bread are more of a habit I think....for me, anyway. I tend to overdo that stuff in spurts during very stressful periods.
I strongly believe that adding what you need into your "already" diet will eventually have you craving what you don't need.
If you do the extremes, you will surely be disappointed and feel a failure. You want more fruit...add it. If you can't eat it raw, juice it. If you can't juice it, cook it. Change the behaviour
, and eventually you won't crave the other stuff. have "some" but it's a process. The more you work on the process, you'll feel more successful rather than believing everything is wrong.
I don't believe the carbs are bad for the colon, but it will surely give you more gas. Carbs come in healthy and not healthy....make logical choices.
Have you not been on any rectal meds yet?
I think eventually you'll find what works for you, but the answers will not be in the extremes....
Balance is definitely the key. If you are mentally distressed about
that, read about
stress and how to change your thinking patterns. It helps a lot!
Oh, and I've been where you are and didn't know what at all to eat. What i did find was that milk products give me more discomfort and I choose when to have them. If I have too much, I have discomfort. No mystery. It's a matter of choice....for the more choices one has, the less stress there is.
I urge you to try rectal meds at least....
I also think that pred can set many up for medication failure. Did the doc put you on the pred first or after the asacol?
Hang tough...it eventually gets worked out.
*Heather* Status: ...Asacol 3 twice daily; Salofalk enemas every 2nd 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 !!!