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~ChristieAnn67~
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Date Joined Dec 2007
Total Posts : 151
   Posted 12/8/2007 12:11 AM (GMT -7)   
Ok,  I don't know what everyones take is on this....but for as long as I've had UC,  my GI doc continues to maintain that diet will not cause  a flare....Everytime he'd ask me what I think caused me to flare, and I'd say some food,  he'd say that he didn't think so.....well,  I did finally get one of the GI docs to say that maybe certain foods won't CAUSE a flare,  but if you're beginning to flare already, that certain foods can make symptoms worse.      ok...that I can accept I guess...so anyways,  my question to you all,  what foods seem to bother you most??? 
~Christie 
40 yo RN, happily married, with 2 beautiful daughters, Tianna(14 yo) and Alyssa(10 yo).
Diagnosed with L sided Ulcerative Colitis in Jan '04 and Diabetes type 2 in June '05.
Medications
Remicade infusions ~ Nov. 2007,  6-MP 100mg daily, Pentasa 500mg twice a day, prednisone taper 20mg daily, Nexium 40mg twice a day, Lantus insulin 45 units daily, Novolog 10 units with sliding scale at meals, Amaryl 2mg daily, multi-vitamin daily, and Calcium daily. 
                 
                                                     
 
 
 
         


Red_34
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   Posted 12/8/2007 6:41 AM (GMT -7)   
My GI thinks like yours. That food doesn't cause a flare - which I agree to a point and I agree that if your colon is "tender" anyway that food can increase symptoms. In fact, my GI tells me to eat what I want. So I had to inform him that NO I can not eat what I want because if I'm flaring, it increases my bathroom runs. But when I'm flaring, I avoid spicy foods, raw fruits or vegetables (I'm fine with Romaine lettuce though), alcohol, seeds/nuts and I always avoid dairy because I'm lactose intolerant. Trying to find things that is ok on your gut is such an individualistic thing like for instance, I have no trouble eating Doritos at all while flaring while others here have said that Doritos kill their guts. So basically its all trial and error.
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princesscolon
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   Posted 12/8/2007 8:22 AM (GMT -7)   
Let's see... anything grilled kills me, most red meat, anything dairy, anything spicy, anything fried or greasy, shrimp :(   (that book the New Eating Right for a Bad Gut says most people with UC cannot tolerate shrimp or lobster), ummm, just about anything that tastes good bugs my guts. sad
Diagnosed with Left-sided Ulcerative Colitis 1995 at 15
Tried: Prednisone, Rowasa & Hydrocortisone Enemas, Proctofoam, Sulfasalazine, Asacol, Probiotics, Fish Oil, Canasa, Enotcourt, Colazol, Proctocort, Anamantle...
Diagnosed with Ulcerative Proctitis with rectal fistula in 2004, put on Remicade
2007: Increased Remicade dosage to 660mg every 6 weeks, diagnosed with Psoriatic Arthritis and Fibromyalgia
Current meds: Remicade 660mgs every 6 wks, Lomotil, Tramadol, Darvocet, Clorazepate, new meds I am about to start: Prograf, Cymbalta, Lyrica


potty girl
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Total Posts : 835
   Posted 12/8/2007 11:42 AM (GMT -7)   
I cant eat anything raw as in veg or fruit, pork tends to bother me, dairy, sugar sugar sugar seems to be the worst for me, hamburger bothers me but roast beef dont, so I cant say all beef, no nuts for me.no soda. I eat lots of chicken, turkey, and fish, pasta, potato,rice, applesauce,
Rona

synthroid .088 mg, lowpressor 50 mg x 2, cozaar 25mg x2, imdur 30 mg
nitroquick, proventol, plavix 75 mg, protonix 40 mg x 2, asacal 400mg x 9
carafate 1 gm x 4, zyrtec 10 mg, rhinocort aqua nose spray, fish oil,
potassium.


NuffinButtTrouble
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Date Joined Mar 2007
Total Posts : 679
   Posted 12/8/2007 12:18 PM (GMT -7)   
s--------------u----------------g-----------a----------r!!!

yup, sugar, sugar, sugar...dairy, junk foods..., it's a real shame coz I love sweets. lol

NBT


Diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis January 2007
Meds: Remicade, Primal Defense Ultra, Multi-vitamins (also iron, B12, Magnesium and Zinc), Flaxseed/Natures Bounty Fish Oil
Swanson Ultra Caprylic Acid (natural anti-fungal) 600mg x2 daily
Carrot & Garlic supplements (natural anti-fungal) x2 daily
Currently taking herbal meds in the search to regain full health.

Post Edited (NuffinButtTrouble) : 12/8/2007 5:39:15 PM (GMT-7)


potty girl
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   Posted 12/8/2007 2:08 PM (GMT -7)   
SWEETS.....those where the days.
Rona

synthroid .088 mg, lowpressor 50 mg x 2, cozaar 25mg x2, imdur 30 mg
nitroquick, proventol, plavix 75 mg, protonix 40 mg x 2, asacal 400mg x 9
carafate 1 gm x 4, zyrtec 10 mg, rhinocort aqua nose spray, fish oil,
potassium.


me,too
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Date Joined Mar 2007
Total Posts : 97
   Posted 12/9/2007 1:47 AM (GMT -7)   
I've had two huge flares this year that have required hospitalization as well as prednisone and remicade. The first time I got out of the hospital I followed a low-fat, low-residue, dairy free diet. I had a slight remission, but ended up getting sick again a few months later. During my second flare I started a grain-free, sugar-free diet with lots of good fats (butter, coconut oil), dairy and meats; this worked until the remicade faded (about 8 weeks). I had no plans to continue Remicade or Prednisone as I was found to have Cytomegalovirus, which complicates colitis symptoms and is activated when one is immunocomprimised. So when my symptoms returned it was a race against time to figure out what was going on. While at the health food store I encountered the Makers Diet, a book I have heard both good and bad things about. I was basically following this diet (it's similar to SCD), so I decided to give it a shot. The main change, which has make all the difference in the world, was switching from cow's dairy to goat or sheep's dairy. Within a few days my symptoms--mucous, urgency, blood--stopped. I have had a couple of set backs: once I ate too much of a healthy dessert; the other time I ran out of meds. Each time I have handled my symptoms by returning to a basic diet for a few days, and then re-introduced foods that are allowed. This diet works in phases. The first phase is 15 days, but I did it for a month. This time I'm going to try it for three months, before I advance to more foods. Anyway, I was able to borrow this book from the library, so I didn't have to spend money on it. I know diet stuff can be individualistic, but I recommend giving it a shot. Right now I am only on Asacol, and I use Canasa as needed. I also take two probiotics (VSL#3, E-Coli Nissle), a couple of Standard Process supplements, LDN, and fish oil/butter vitamin. The one thing that also helps when flaring is to puree my soups.

princesscolon
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Date Joined Apr 2006
Total Posts : 733
   Posted 12/9/2007 9:53 AM (GMT -7)   
Me, too, I have heard of this book!  I will check it out!

Diagnosed with Left-sided Ulcerative Colitis 1995 at 15
Tried: Prednisone, Rowasa & Hydrocortisone Enemas, Proctofoam, Sulfasalazine, Asacol, Probiotics, Fish Oil, Canasa, Enotcourt, Colazol, Proctocort, Anamantle...
Diagnosed with Ulcerative Proctitis with rectal fistula in 2004, put on Remicade
2007: Increased Remicade dosage to 660mg every 6 weeks, diagnosed with Psoriatic Arthritis and Fibromyalgia
Current meds: Remicade 660mgs every 6 wks, Lomotil, Tramadol, Darvocet, Clorazepate, new meds I am about to start: Prograf, Cymbalta, Lyrica


princesa
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Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 2198
   Posted 12/9/2007 5:30 PM (GMT -7)   
I'm another one that avoids dairy, sugar, grains and starchy carbs. I'd also avoid raw fruits and veggies if in a flare. My diet consists mostly of tender chicken and turkey, eggs, non-cruciferous veggies, organic veggie soups, very ripe bananas, canned peaches/pears, applesauce, nut butters, avacado and healthy fats: olive, fish, flax and Udo's. I make baked goods using almond flour.
Diagnosed with ulcerative colitis spring 1999
 
Therapeutic dose sulfasalazine. Off the pred and doing well.
Probiotics, l-glutamine and fish oil caps. George's aloe vera juice and Mucosaheal.
 
 


pb4
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Date Joined Feb 2004
Total Posts : 20577
   Posted 12/9/2007 5:36 PM (GMT -7)   
You know what they say...."you are what you eat"....and it definitely holds true.

:)
My bum is broken....there's a big crack down the middle of it!  LOL  :)


love4cats
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Date Joined May 2007
Total Posts : 458
   Posted 12/10/2007 8:06 AM (GMT -7)   
I avoid sugars, dairy, processed foods, and high fats. Fresh raw garlic in cesar salad dressing (replace salad with potatoes at supper) helps me the most.

The hardest food on my stomach is bacon and sausages!
 
 
Dx:  2006
 
Meds:  None so far. Garlic works to ease flares. My GI laughed when I told him and said it was just coincidence.
 
Diet:  Regular fresh garlic, Biobest yogurt daily, Omega 3 supplements, very limited junk food, carbs and processed food, low fat diet.  Lots of fresh fruit and veggies (limited potatoes). 
 
Added: tumeric and probiotics.
 
 


expecting226
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Date Joined Jul 2007
Total Posts : 402
   Posted 12/10/2007 10:24 AM (GMT -7)   
I don't have any "problem" foods... except dairy. I'm lactose intolerant but that is not related to my UC. As far as the UC goes, no food issues.
Current Medications:
- 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)

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