Does the diagnosis change your eating habits forever?

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Date Joined Jul 2007
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   Posted 10/22/2007 6:17 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello Again Everyone,
So, I haven't been around too much lately because I'm actually feeling quite a bit better - I saw a different GI where I am going to school, and they changed my drugs and dosages from the Salofalk suppository twice a day to the pills and enema, and trying to get me off the cortifoam. Apparently it was not just proctitis as my original GI told me, so the suppositories likely weren't treating the entire effected area....
As I'm starting to feel stronger and not having to run to the washroom nearly as much, I find I still have to follow a very restricted diet. Most fruits and vegetables I still cannot handle, as well as milk products and processed foods or spicy/greasy foods.
I am wondering if any of you have found that although in remission, or on the way there, you still have to alter your diet from your pre-diagnosis normal eating habits. Perhaps I am not quite out of the flare yet, but it seems like I am still very restricted in what I can eat. With a midterm tomorrow, I've also noticed a spike in my symptoms just after eating. But, dealing with stress is something I'll need to learn to handle better.
Any input on your experiences is greatly appreciated.
Thanks everyone!
21 years old
Diagnosed with Ulcerative Proctitis June 26 after colonoscopy
2 Salofalk 500mg suppositories daily
1 Cortifoam enema daily
1 Proferrin Iron supplement and 2 Florastor probiotics daily

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   Posted 10/22/2007 6:46 PM (GMT -6)   
When I'm in remission, I can eat anything I want except for dairy. It stills give me horrible gas pains so I believe I am lactose intolerant. I can have raw fruits or vegetables - it may cause a bit of gas for me but no other symptoms Uc wise.
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   Posted 10/22/2007 6:59 PM (GMT -6)   
When in remission I can pretty much eat anything I want excluding regular milk. I have IBS and fried foods, tomatos and regular milk do bother the ibs.
Tabitha (Tab)

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   Posted 10/22/2007 7:48 PM (GMT -6)   
In remission I can eat what I want, in moderation. I can eat some fruits and veggies, but can't snack several times a day on carrot and celery sticks as I used to. I can eat spicy food once or twice a week, but not every day. The thing that will bother me first is high-fat food, so I really keep that to a minimum. Dairy has never bothered me.
Left-sided UC diagnosed 2001.  Taking Colazal and Imuran, Remicade infusions and moving into remission. Finally off steroids after four years! 
Now in remission for almost two years. Remicade has been my wonder drug.
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