Salt shouldn't be a problem. In fact, if you're having diarrhea, your body could probably use some salt anyway. When I think of bland foods, I think of things where I can really identify all the ingredients easily. No complicated sauces. Also, bland to me means no pepper, nothing spicy, nothing acidic, nothing fried.
fruit -- Bananas have potassium, which is also good for people who are having diarrhea. But I've heard they are not as easy to digest as we usually think. They used to give me stomach aches, so maybe it's just trial and error. Some people can tolerate raw fruit just fine. Most people, I think, will tell you that during a flare avoiding raw fruits and vegs is safer. Cooked fruits and veggies are easier to digest.
Usually, I just go with the "do I feel like eating this" test. Sometimes I can just think about
something and know it's going to make me feel horrible.
Your second question from your original post asked what do people do to get a flare under control... Whenever I have blood, I've found that rectal meds work to stop the bleeding. Oral meds don't do it for me when I have blood. You can read a lot of recent posts about
a bunch of different rectal meds: Rowasa, cortisone enemas, Canasa, and Cortifoam. For me, that's the only way to stop a flare before it gets bad.
UC for the last ten years
Current Meds: 6MP
Past Meds: You name it; I've tried it.
Post Edited (julee70) : 11/19/2007 8:53:32 PM (GMT-7)