Ditto on alot of the above advice.............go as bland as you can and slowly introduce a different food and monitor it. I set up a spreadsheet to try to monitor the BM's, time, date, pain level, type of BM, level of urgency etc. I also wrote down everything he ate so we could look and see if there was any correlation with what was eaten if he was in more distress than usual.
Small meals are a must we found. His favorite is Boston Market turkey breast medallions with a side of mash potatoes. Frozen food section $2 - $2.50 each. I like to cook but I certainly don't do a whole lot of it anymore and when I do I still make too much.
61 yr old male~Colitis 1st diagnosed Jan '05-cleared up within a few wks. Flared again in May '06 (now UC) & hospitalized 5/07-currently heading towards a remission. Osteopena of spine from prednisone DX 8/07 Oct 07 feeling quite normal most days. 150mg Imuran 15 mg prednisone & tapering, 12 Asacol, Lidocaine Hydrochloride Jelly 2%,multi vitamin, iron 1X day, DanActive, chewable calcium, Prilosec 20mg, enalapril 10mg, glipizide 5 mg, zocor 20 mg, baby aspirin, (Fentanyl pain patch 50mg 72 hrs Morphine Sulf 15 mg twice daily)Cortifoam enemas AM & PM, folic acid 1mg, Fosamax 1x month