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Trixy's Got Butt Trouble
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   Posted 11/19/2007 12:27 PM (GMT -7)   
Just over 2 weeks in this flare and just when I thought it was tapering off, I started getting cramps (no urgency tho).  I'm at that point again where I'm afraid to eat food, but I have to eat, YKWIM?
 
B/c it's been so long that I've been in a flare where I've reduced my diet to just a few things, please help me remember what are good things to eat?
 
I have...
Bananas
Applesauce
Rice
Toast (yes, the brat diet)
 
and what else....I'm so drawing a blank.  And quite frankly, I'm sick of bananas.  If you switch to a bland diet when you are flaring, what are your favorite non-irritating foods that you eat when you are in a flare?  I'm also looking to add some new things to my diet so I don't get bored with the 4 mentioned above.
Best Wishes,
Trixy (39)
dx Pancolitis, mild, w/more activity on left side & IBS
12 Asacol a day;
1 Rowasa at night during flare/1 a week during remission;
Nexium; Probiotic; Multi-Vitamin; Flax Seed Oil
UC manifesting to other organs: joints, eyes (Iritis) & skin (Erythema Nodusom)
Controlling w/MEDS & DIET (eliminating animal protein, white flour, sugar, dairy, eggs, & nightshade veggies)
Current Status:  11/2/07 Ending 5 month remission w/mini-flare :-(


Lonie
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   Posted 11/19/2007 1:03 PM (GMT -7)   
Creamy peanut butter worked well for me, and went down easily. What about yogurt or maybe some soft cheese?
Carol

Remicade - will have my 19th infusion on December 27.
Imuran - 100 mgs....taken before bedtime
Vitamin B-12/Biotin, Probiotics

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quincy
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   Posted 11/19/2007 1:08 PM (GMT -7)   
protein, protein, protein. start actually eating protein.

Trixie..have you started on the Rowasa?
q
*Heather*Status:mini flare June 23* 6asacol daily+ Salofalk (tapered every 4th night)
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~5ASA: Asacol + Salofalk enemas (increase for flares tapered to maintenance)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed
~vitamins/minerals 
~Probiotic 2 (Natural Factors Protec) + 1 (Primadophilus Reuteri) at bedtime
~Natural Factors Multi Digestive Enzymes with supper
~Ranitidine,Pariet (reflux) Effexor XR 75mg;  Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS"  worth it !!!


Trixy's Got Butt Trouble
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   Posted 11/19/2007 2:24 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks Carol! I love peanut butter....I'll be heading to the store to get some as we don't normally keep it in the house since my DD is allergic. Cheese is an absolute no for me, but thanks for suggesting it.

Quincy - what kind of protein? I need to stay away from animal protein as it makes my legs swell really bad and retain fluid. And yes, I'm up to 2 Rowasa a day since last Friday. As soon as I got it, I started using it. Within four days everything seemed to be clearning up, but then whammy....it's starting all over again and worse. I'm taking my 12 Asacol and the 2 Rowasa. Before switching to 2, I was taking 1 rowasa (for a week) and before the rowasa I was taking the 1 generic M for a week.

This is an odd flare for me - so not like the others that I've had.
Best Wishes,
Trixy (39)
dx Pancolitis, mild, w/more activity on left side & IBS
12 Asacol a day;
1 Rowasa at night during flare/1 a week during remission;
Nexium; Probiotic; Multi-Vitamin; Flax Seed Oil
UC manifesting to other organs: joints, eyes (Iritis) & skin (Erythema Nodusom)
Controlling w/MEDS & DIET (eliminating animal protein, white flour, sugar, dairy, eggs, & nightshade veggies)
Current Status:  11/2/07 Ending 5 month remission w/mini-flare :-(


stm177
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   Posted 11/19/2007 4:11 PM (GMT -7)   
Can you tolerate soy crackers or rice crackers?

I buy GenSoy Soycrisps, rice crackers, and soy sour cream for snacks.
Proctitis - diagnosed April 2007 (symptoms starting in October 2006)

Flares treated with Rowasa enemas

Mild food diet (chicken, rice, collard greens, no sugar, no corn, no beef/pork, etc)


kazygirl
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   Posted 11/19/2007 5:10 PM (GMT -7)   
last xmas i had severe pancolitis and i ate plain crackers smeared with avocado and tuna w/a little bit of mayo on top.
they went down really well.
so well in fact, that i ate so much of it i almost turned into a tuna.
steph - 31 year old female - diagnosed UC in 2000
started as proctitis and now is pancolitis..this year long flare is now severe on left side only. 
50mg prednisone 1x day with breakfast
50mg imuran 1x  8pm stopped it to try and have a baby
2x 500mg mesalazine 2x day + night
colifoam 1x at night
now taking calcium supps for pred side effects
VSL#3 didnt work - Aloe Elite didnt work - Budesonide 9mg day didnt work
ive lost 40+lbs and my legs look like sticks ... ewww
 


Sara14
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   Posted 11/19/2007 8:42 PM (GMT -7)   
Peanut butter, eggs and yogurt are all good sources of protein for a vegetarian diet. Soy burgers would be good if you can handle those. They seemed to sit pretty well with me when I was flaring pretty bad.

I just saw you don't eat eggs, so I guess those are out.

Hope you start feeling better soon!
23 years old
Diagnosed with UC March 2007
Current inflamation in the rectum
Asacol 4 tablets 3x/day
Rowasa (generic) - as needed for flares
Nature's Way Primadophilus Reuteri 1/day; Chewable multivitamin; Metamucil; Viactiv (Calcium and Vit. D) for Osteopenia; flaxseed


quincy
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   Posted 11/19/2007 10:45 PM (GMT -7)   
I had forgotten why you aren't taking animal protein...I remember now.
Would it help if you took enzymes with some of them...can you take fish?

q
*Heather*Status:mini flare June 23* 6asacol daily+ Salofalk (tapered every 4th night)
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~5ASA: Asacol + Salofalk enemas (increase for flares tapered to maintenance)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed
~vitamins/minerals 
~Probiotic 2 (Natural Factors Protec) + 1 (Primadophilus Reuteri) at bedtime
~Natural Factors Multi Digestive Enzymes with supper
~Ranitidine,Pariet (reflux) Effexor XR 75mg;  Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS"  worth it !!!


quincy
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   Posted 11/19/2007 10:49 PM (GMT -7)   
There is also rice protein and hemp protein...but they're to be mixed in liquids...but still proteins.

Soy as well as legumes/lentils.

q
*Heather*Status:mini flare June 23* 6asacol daily+ Salofalk (tapered every 4th night)
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~5ASA: Asacol + Salofalk enemas (increase for flares tapered to maintenance)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed
~vitamins/minerals 
~Probiotic 2 (Natural Factors Protec) + 1 (Primadophilus Reuteri) at bedtime
~Natural Factors Multi Digestive Enzymes with supper
~Ranitidine,Pariet (reflux) Effexor XR 75mg;  Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS"  worth it !!!


birdiem
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Total Posts : 326
   Posted 11/20/2007 12:05 AM (GMT -7)   
I've said it before and i'll say it again. HUMMAS. so good for the flare (and tasty, too!)
katie
23
diagnosed with cecal volvulus, 2006; two colon resections in the same year
diagnosed with colitis 2007
malrotated colon
no cecal valve, removed during surgery
gastritis

VSL #3
Amitriptyline to slow gastric emptying
Forvia
compazine


Trixy's Got Butt Trouble
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   Posted 11/20/2007 7:34 AM (GMT -7)   
Quincy (Heather) - Fish....yes, I can eat fish sparingly. I always forget about it since DH doesn't like it. It's easily digestible, right? I usually stick with Orange Roughy as I have minimal swelling with that fish. I blow up when I eat salmon tho.

I took the Peanut Butter suggestion and had some last night and this morning for breakfast. It did not bother my gut in the least. Since 2:30 pm yesterday afternoon, I've only had 2 or 3 cramps. Before 2:30, I was getting them every hour for the past day. This last one was hardly felt....more like a "I gotta poop" cramp.

Since everyone mentioned protein, I made Miso Soup last night with Tofu. That went down easy and I wasn't woken up with cramps.

Hummas! I will definately get some and some of the rice crackers. I guess I won't be eating the usual Thanksgiving dinner this year (I was going to make a Turkey exception, but have decided against it). Probably a good thing since we are going to the IL's and they are big southern cookers....tons of BUTTER in EVERYTHING!

Thanks for the suggestions!
Best Wishes,
Trixy (39)
dx Pancolitis, mild, w/more activity on left side & IBS
12 Asacol a day;
1 Rowasa at night during flare/1 a week during remission;
Nexium; Probiotic; Multi-Vitamin; Flax Seed Oil
UC manifesting to other organs: joints, eyes (Iritis) & skin (Erythema Nodusom)
Controlling w/MEDS & DIET (eliminating animal protein, white flour, sugar, dairy, eggs, & nightshade veggies)
Current Status:  11/2/07 Ending 5 month remission w/mini-flare :-(


jujub
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   Posted 11/20/2007 4:39 PM (GMT -7)   
There are people here who will tell you wheat flour and dairy products will cause you trouble, yet my go-to food when things start loosening up is macaroni and cheese. Peanut butter is also good. But I suggest you skip the tons of butter, fats may make you worse.
Judy
 
Moderate to severe left-sided UC diagnosed 2001.
 
Current meds are Colazal, Azathioprine and Remicade. Completely off steroids for more than a year now! In remission since April, 2006. Remicade has been my wonder drug.
 
Now tapering Azathioprine, please pray for me.
 
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princesa
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   Posted 11/21/2007 12:07 PM (GMT -7)   
You may want to proceed cautiously with hummus if beans bother you or cause excess gas.
Diagnosed with ulcerative colitis spring 1999
 
Therapeutic dose sulfasalazine, back on a pred taper for first flare in years. Down to 10 mg and feeling much better.
Probiotics, l-glutamine and fish oil caps. George's aloe vera juice and Mucosaheal.
 
 


2catmom
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   Posted 11/22/2007 7:28 AM (GMT -7)   
My husband, age 53 has both psoriasis and uc, was diagnosed with the uc about 3 years ago. I'm wondering if many people with the uc also have the auto immune disorder psoriasis as well? He is taking Enbrel (weekly shot) for about 1 year now, and he takes asacol for the u.c. He seems to be having a lot of fatigue lately, and I am wondering if that is common with the u.c., or a side effect of the enbrel - does anyone out there on this site suffer from both conditions as well, and is Remicade similar to Enbrel?

princesa
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   Posted 11/23/2007 5:08 PM (GMT -7)   
It's not uncommon to experience more than one autoimmune disease. Fatigue is very common with ulcerative colitis, particularly if your husband is in an active flare. Fatigue can be made much worse if he's anemic. Has he had his blood levels checked lately?
Diagnosed with ulcerative colitis spring 1999
 
Therapeutic dose sulfasalazine, back on a pred taper for first flare in years. Down to 10 mg and feeling much better.
Probiotics, l-glutamine and fish oil caps. George's aloe vera juice and Mucosaheal.
 
 


birdiem
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Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 326
   Posted 11/23/2007 5:27 PM (GMT -7)   
similarly, is he taking a muli-vitamin or vitamin B supplements? if now, it might help...
katie
23
diagnosed with cecal volvulus, 2006; two colon resections in the same year
diagnosed with colitis 2007
malrotated colon
no cecal valve, removed during surgery
gastritis

VSL #3
Amitriptyline to slow gastric emptying
Forvia
compazine


kazygirl
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Total Posts : 955
   Posted 11/23/2007 9:37 PM (GMT -7)   
i have had psoraisis since i was in 5th grade. im 31 now.

had it all over my scalp and belly during this flare due to being ill. being ill isnt good for psoraisis...
but my psoraisis is all gone now from the prednisone.
my skin looks wonderful.
but i feel like crap LOL. (stupid prednisone)

cocoa butter lotion and milk thistle vitamins/capsules for the liver are perfect for psoraisis.

ive had it so long and tried everything... those 2 are the best for me.
the prescribed meds end up not working anymore due to me becoming immune to them.
steph - 31 year old female - diagnosed UC in 2000
started as proctitis and now is pancolitis..this year long flare is now severe on left side only. 
50mg prednisone 1x day with breakfast
50mg imuran 1x  8pm stopped it to try and have a baby
2x 500mg mesalazine 2x day + night
colifoam 1x at night
now taking calcium supps for pred side effects
VSL#3 didnt work - Aloe Elite didnt work - Budesonide 9mg day didnt work
ive lost 40+lbs and my legs look like sticks ... ewww
 

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