Sounds like you all did pretty good! I'm back to liquid poo again, with just a touch of blood. I woke up about
4 times last night to go to the bathroom, but the good news is there were no cramps involved. I've gone 3 times since I woke up this morning and nothing since. Keeping my fingers crossed. I have another Chiropractic appointment today so I'm hoping that he'll get to the root of it all and my D will stop again.
Old Hat - I am trying to go vegan, but it is hard so if I stick with a vegetarian diet with some fish, I seem to be okay. The reason behind it is two-fold.
#1 - I swell and gain weight when I eat animal protein - meats, eggs, cheeses, etc - so I wanted to switch to a vegetarian diet for that reason.
#2 - I wanted to stay away from inflammatory foods, such as meat, etc. b/c of my UC. Meat and such fall into that category, along with some veggies.
I've been doing great on this diet since May, with some relapses in July (vacation and ate a bit of meat) and in September (visited the inlaws who are also meatlovers) and a couple other times when going out with friends. Since October 1st, I haven't eaten any meat or animal protein (except Thanksgiving) and the results are astounding from a swelling and weight percpective. I'm down 18 pounds and my swelling is minimal if anything at all. However, I have been eating a lot of the nightshade veggies (tomatoes) these past 2 months, which makes me wonder if that is the cause of my flare up this time.
Sorry, probably more than you asked for.
Glad to hear everyone did okay and there were minor rumblings and D.
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 :-(