I saw a nutritionist when I was first diagnosed with UC. I don't have trouble tolerating any foods, aside from being lactose intolerant, but I was investigating several theories behind the disease at that point and wanted some nutritional help. My GI referred me to her, and I only saw her once.
She was helpful, but in a big picture sort of way. She asked me to keep a food log for 7 days before I saw her, and she evaluated that as a starting point. She basically told me that I was already eating pretty healthy and had only a few suggestions. I asked her what to eat when I was in a flare. She had several recommendations, but they were already things I knew from reading (i.e. bland, broth, protein, etc.). So, all in all, I didn't feel that I learned anything new from her.
- Asacol (4 pills, 2x per day)
- Rowasa (1 enema daily, as needed)
- Folic Acid (1 mg, 1x per day)
- Calcium (600 mg, 2x per day)
- Prenatal Vitamin (1x per day)