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Registered: Dec 1999

posted 02-14-2000 01:52 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastphil   Click Here to Email Fastphil     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hi, I am Phil, a 41 year old male. I have been somewhat diagnosed with UC about a year ago. Somedays are worse that others, meaning 2 pot visits a day to maybe 5 on a bad day. I am taking that Citrate Plus in the purple box that was recommended to me, and I believe that has helped. (Thank You). I have no pain, I just have days when I have not so much the diarria but soft stools. I have found that nuts, popcorn, and greasy foods, like Mexican Food set me off, I think, I'm not 100% percent sure. Tell me if I'm off base on this assumption. I'm on 4 pills a day 400mg of Asacol, can't really say for sure if this helps. From what I have read it seems to me that I may have a mild form of UC? Does it get worse as time passes? And what should I do to stay of the pot? Any help would be APPRECIATED FASTPHIL OH IT COMES OUT FAST AT TIMES HAHAHA

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posted 02-19-2000 10:46 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Living Life   Click Here to Email Living Life     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hang in there! We're all in this together, waiting for a cure! In the meantime, dietary changes will probably help at least somewhat.
However, what makes one person ill will be perfectly fine for someone else with IBD, so it's hard to generalize. For myself, I do better if I avoid hard foods, such as coconut
flakes (feels like glass grinding in my gut),
tomatoes, lettuce, etc. I think that the old-fashioned bland diet, which isn't as bad as you might think, is certainly best, especially during a flare-up. Milk products can be great unless you have lactose intolerance. Pudding and applesauce are wonderful. Soft meats such as meatloaf (without a lot of spices) can be good. Bread pudding is especially wonderful, and there are many recipes for different varieties of this. I personally find that Pepsi is a good beverage choice for me, especially if it is cold, but not ice cold.


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posted 02-22-2000 01:55 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for chrisseese   Click Here to Email chrisseese     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have found that with everyone of us it is just trial and error to discover what you can and can't eat. My "trigger foods" are popcorn, but I can eat corn, beans of any type, except green, lettuce and things like these.

Regarding the Asacol, depending on where your UC is located, this may or may not be the best med for you. I was on the Asacol for some time until we discovered my Crohn's was located in the ileium. Then, I was put on capsule form of Pentasa. This seems to disolve quicker and work better for IBD in the small intestine area.

I have found the best relief from the Caltrate. Sorry I can't give you any other advice.


:) Smile, It makes people wonder what you have been up to!!

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