What I learned in physio class was "2 hours in the stomach, 2 days in the intestine." Of course, that's an average. If my transit time speeds up much I know it right away, because I start seeing some foods coming out essentially unchanged.
If I notice that every time I eat something, I have problems two days later, I figure that's what bothered me. Or I have a group of things that I can eat in moderation, once or twice a week, but if I eat more they bother me.
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.
"If you spend your time second-guessing your past decisions, you'll never have time to enjoy today."