at wit's end said...
I had felt fairly well for the past two days until tonight. Got a full meal at Piccadilly Cafeteria that consisted of a small chopped beef steak, some macaroni and cheese and fried okra with a dinner roll. The okra was not greasy at all and the portions were small. Boy did I pay for that big time hours later. Started stinging badly in my lower pelvic area, much discomfort from I am sure gas. Took some prelief for the stinging and two activated charcoal capsules and it eventually helped but I felt totally horrible. Have I got a problem with dairy I am not aware of??? And my sides around my ribs are tender. Felt really horrible. How much longer am I going to have to put up with this before I get some relief or help from my doctor. It will have to wait until after our trip now. Is the protonix taking away too much of my acid needed to help with the digesting of my food or is this Asacol giving me awful problems. I felt great today until after eating that larger meal, and of course some was dairy. My tolerance has really run thin now.
There is nothing good about
this meal that I can see. You have red meat, probably has some bad seasoning on it, wheat and dairy and OKRA. I can't handle wheat in pasta form. I'm not celiac but I don't react well to it. I don't do well on dairy either and I'm not lactose intolerant nor was I before I got IBD. Your last mistake was thinking that okra was a neutral food. Okra in raw form affects me in a negative way and I suspect it has something to do with the viscosity of the mucus barrier. Also the seeds in okra don't get digested properly and can be irritating. What part of this dinner do you think is aimed at reducing the inflammation in your colon? Who's advice are you following on what foods calm your irritated gut? Why would activated charcoal help whatsoever? You'd be better off with URSODIOL. I can't imagine what you were eating BEFORE you got IBD? Seems like you are following your old diet before you got ibd. Where's the effort to at least TRY to eat something mildly NOT irritating. It's no wonder you keep irritating your colon with these foods.
Stick with chicken turkey and fish. Cut out all spices for awhile. ALL spices. Only LIGHTLY salt your food for now. RICE and foods with corn-not corn on the cob, will have to make up the bulk of your grains. Stay away from YEAST, highly acidic foods, wheat, fruits, fruit juices and jams, jellies, you get the idea. If you are in a flare you need to live on soups. You can slowly add ingredients to your various soups as you tolerate them but soups are the easiest to prepare and make the food soft and easily digestible. Slowly start to add resistant starches in to your diet such as tapioca, beans, and corn chips and corn flakes for breakfast. Don't drink alchohol or carbonated beverages. Drink water and flavor it with crystal light if you have to. Start taking psyllium husk and inulin in the form of fiberchoice. Go super slow and only take a 1/4 of a tablet. Tiny amounts but add them slowly. However no one's diet should be without these. I haven't had bread, alcohol, yeast, hot spices, whole fruits accept berries, or wheat in over 5 years. My diet keeps me stable as much as my asacol.
Why are you taking protonix? Do you have or think you have gerd/acid reflux?