I’ve been diagnosed with mild-moderate ulcerative colitis a week ago following three months of bloody stools and diarrhea. My mother had UC (surgery) and so do both her brothers.
Medications: Mesalazine thrice daily
The Story: Although I’ve got my own three semi-experts, I’m curious having read others’ posts on which foods affect them more/less.
As I’m newly diagnosed and on mesalazine, I haven’t been venturing past potatoes, chicken, fish, white pasta etc. I miss my fruit and veg but I’m worried it will make things … uncomfortable again. And being a young woman working in London isn’t conducive to running to the loo every couple of hours!
I’m Indian, and love my Indian, Mexican, Chinese & Thai food, basically anything tasty and with a kick. Have other sufferers found that they can still eat the same foods they used when the colitis is under control? Also, what have people found to be the best way of helping get colitis under control to start with?
written by: Ani (from London)