Hello Everyone! When I was diagnosed with Ulcerative colitis about 5 years ago this site was amazingly helpful to me. I started eating Paleo and have had very few flares in the last few years. Now I have had something different happen and I once again need some help! I returned to the United States about a week ago from a two week trip in Europe. We visited Germany, Italy, France and England in a whirlwind trip. I wasn’t able to completely stick to my Paleo way of eating- I had chocolate croissants, crepes, etc. but did not have any flares. Upon returning home I immediately resumed my grain free/ dairy free diet. After being home 5 days I started having horrible stomach pain and strange small squiggly poops (so glad I can say that here!) but no blood. Very unlike a normal flare. After a day of this I went to the ER. Abdominal CT scan showed inflammation all through my colon. I’m home now on pain meds, cipro and flagyl. They are call ing this Infectious Colits. Waiting on stool sample results. I would love any advice! Thank you!
I reside in Prescott, Arizona and love the natural beauty of this area! I find that regular aerobic exercise and yoga really help keep me healthy.
Some more about her:
Just came from the ER with the diagnosis of Infectious Colitis. Taking antibiotics and pain meds. Waiting on the results of a stool sample.
Before my two week trip to Europe I was doing a great job eating grain free/ dairy free, taking a daily probiotic and using digestive enzymes whenever I would eat something that I shouldn’t! Sometimes I just could not resist that piece of garlic bread! I also have been using the DoTerra Essential Oil Supplements. I wonder if anyone else has tried these? In addition to the DoTerra supplements I would take a combination of Turmeric/Ginger Root. I also just started Ashwagandha root. Basically what I was doing was working great until this latest episode. I will be following up with a new GI doc that has recently moved to my area. He was a professor at Johns Hopkins and is now in private practice. My husband is an Anesthesiologist and does cases with him. According to my husband, this new GI doc seems to be receptive to the notion that what you eat actually makes a difference with Ulcerative Colitis! Wow! So unlike the other GI docs that I have seen. I’m sure that there is a colonoscopy in my future. I haven’t had one since my diagnosis 5 years ago. Having UC really hasn’t been an issue until this recent episode. I look forward to hearing what others have to say. My family is very supportive and my conventionally trained physician husband has been very open minded to my way of treating UC. He now sees how important diet can be. I have two boys- 18 and 16 that I have been watching very closely for any signs of my disease and so far so good! I haven’t made them be completely grain free/dairy free but they mostly eat like I do. Thank you so much for any advice and suggestions that this group may have for me!
Diet Treatment – Paleo Diet She Has Used:
The Paleo approach has worked great for 5 years! my occasional flare would be successfully treated with Canasa and it would resolve after a few days.
written by Michelle
submitted in the colitis venting area
I am a 48 year old stay at home mom living in the high country of Arizona. I was diagnosed in May of 2011 by colonoscopy after 6 months of symptoms. I love to hike, do pilates and spend time with my husband and two boys ages 14 and 12.