I have spent the past year since my UC diagnosis watching and carefully considering everything that goes into my mouth (and consequently into my gut), reading tons of books and websites on the topic, stressing about
it, feeling positive and negative and everything in between. At the moment, with a combination of imuran and remicade, finally tapering the prednisone (knock wood), I'm feeling pretty good, and I'm starting to allow myself little tastes of things I figured would be forbidden me forevermore (wheat, dairy, certain fruits), with no noticeable ill effect. What I do notice is when I overdo it. Yes, I can eat a hamburger (with bun!) but even if I'm not full afterwards, I can NOT eat another one, or it's game over. And I pretty much have to eat at the same times every day, keep the food input regular, or things deteriorate really quickly. My gut gets churned up so easily when it's too empty or too full!
It's a balancing act, and I hope I can maintain this level of health, so I can continue indulging my tastes, in a healthy way, and avoid the stress of monitoring every single thing I eat.
Thanks for reading!
39 year old woman
Diagnosed October 2008
location: Vancouver, BC
Current meds: 20 mg Prednisone (tapering... again!), 175 mg Imuran, Tramacet as needed for pain. First Remicade infusion April 6/09.
Failed meds: Asacol, Pentasa