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Diet Could Be The Answer To Ulcerative Colitis

Introduction:

Hi! I am a 49 yr old gal and have been having some signs on UC for a few years, nothing to major until I got the Norovis about 5 weeks ago. This horrible flu has seemed to trigger UC, I have been having pain and bloody diarrhea ever since.

Some more about me:

I’m from the San Juan Islands in Washington St. and an Editor of an local online news website.

My Story:

Hi! I am a 49 yr old gal and have been having some signs on UC for a few years, nothing to major until I got the Norovis about 5 weeks ago. This horrible flu has seemed to trigger UC. I was so scared from the bleeding that I went to the ER to get tests done and I was so dehydrated that the gave me an IV. I have been having pain and bloody, mucasy diarrhea ever since. Since I changed my diet a few days ago ( NO wheat, NO dairy, NO sugar,) and started taking a lot of acidophilus, things are improving.

I am going to try The Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD) that “is a group of foods which are grain-free, sugar-free, starch-free, and unprocessed. While removing many foods that are toxic and digestively harmful the diet remains natural, extremely nourishing and representative of what our ancestors ate. Eating SCD is a way to “re-boot” your digestion and give you an overall health boost. The diet will probably have you feeling better than ever even if you don’t have any intestinal damage. But if you are one of the lucky few who needs a bit of digestive support this diet was created especially for you” Looks quite interesting!

Unfortunately now I think I have a UTI and am afraid of taking antibiotics because they are the worst thing for UC. I tried cranberry pills, but they made my stomach hurt. Any ideas anyone? I have a appt. for a colonoscopy soon, so I will see what exactly is up, very very scary stuff. I am obviously hoping that once I get this under control, that I will have NO symptoms . I really like to drink wine, but gave that up for now and hope that I can return to a somewhat normal life soon. Thanks for listening :)

written by “4sherbear”

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10 Responses to Diet Could Be The Answer To Ulcerative Colitis

  1. Ellen March 11, 2013 at 1:38 am #

    Make sure your doc tests bacterial, viral, and known parasites.
    Some people as UC are misdiagnosed having Amoebiasis, when Dr misdiagnoses them and when you get steroid, you can risk having perforated colon.
    As for eating healthy, until your gut heals, you could eat healing food, like cooked apple, non spicy food, no fat/grease, eggs, yogurt, no high fiber, but low residue so it does not hurt your intestine. Acid is a killer for inflamed intestine. Drink lots of luke warm (not hot nor cold) water so you wont get dehydrated. Stay away from dairy if you are lactose intolerent. Stay away from any caffeine including grean tea and English tea and definitly no coffee or chocolate (they are stimulant for your instestine.) Make sure you peel all the veggies so that there are no skins of apple, eggplants, cucumbers, tomatoes, and cook everything until soft.
    I dont particularly agree with SCD, because I found almonds and nuts and any veg. oil is high in Omega 6 which causes you inflammation. Also stay away from carbonated drinks that can cause you gas. Rest well and try not to get stressed out (Aim for 8 hour sleep, 9 hours if you can.)

  2. Graham from England
    graham lee March 11, 2013 at 3:00 am #

    How about (real) Extra Virgin Olive Oil, there are some here who have been brave enough to try this “too simple” but very powerful solution. You could read the original post for some crucial information to ensure the benefits, some waffle from me too though..http://www.ihaveuc.com/olive-oil-is-helping-my-ulcerative-colitis/
    Good luck!

  3. Polly
    Polly March 11, 2013 at 3:37 pm #

    Hi there,
    Sorry to hear about your current woes.

    You should give FemDophilus a try for your UTI before going to the antiobiotics.

    Hugs,
    Polly

    • bev March 11, 2013 at 4:56 pm #

      I’ve not heard of that Polly, for UTIs. Sounds good. I was weirdly getting UTIs last year, and after taking antibiotics twice in a row (within two weeks), I am now taking the cranberry pills, once per day, everyday. I haven’t had a UTI since last year…thank goodness…aren’t they the worst?? I wonder why the cranberry pills are hurting your stomach 4sherbear? They have not done that to me. Maybe you just have to get used to them?

      While I was on the dreaded antibiotics, I still took my 50 billion strain probiotic 4 hours apart from them. In fact, you should always take pros while on antis!! My UC did not flare up from the antibiotics at all! First time ever…so you CAN take antibiotics and probiotics at the same time, just not right together…4 hours apart.

      Cheers,
      Bev

  4. bev March 11, 2013 at 4:51 pm #

    I second what Graham said up above about EVOO…it could really help you…and you are already on a probiotic and that is very important as well…keep it up. Hopefully things will get better and better for you.

    Bev

  5. Maggie March 11, 2013 at 8:07 pm #

    Hi, Ellen. It sounds like you’re on the right track here. Definitely take probiotics with antibiotics to get that UTI cleared up. Graham Lee has been toting the wonderful benefits of extra virgin olive oil, perhaps it would also help your UTI. I have psoriasis and have been mixing the olive in with my regular lotion and it is clearing it up so evoo has a definite anti-infammatory effect on the whole body. Great advice here! Good luck to you.

  6. shelly in maine July 19, 2013 at 6:58 pm #

    Bev,
    Please check out my post on “scared to take antibiotics” I just posted. My Dr. Said please take them…gave me all the science….we waited 3 weeks…spread to sinus…

    • bev July 19, 2013 at 7:14 pm #

      How can I find that post Shelly? Sorry…I’m not really sure how to find it…lol…not too site savvy…

      • shelly in maine July 19, 2013 at 7:43 pm #

        under recent comments to the right..click on it where I posted

  7. bev July 19, 2013 at 7:50 pm #

    Found it…and replied…lol…I just had to!!

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