[quote]Cr Powerlinate wrote:
BBB, Bayoubengal, Timothy: Thanks for the extensive write-ups. I’m working on my diet and figuring in some anti-inflammatory supplements. Marijuana is a funny thing though, I have never smoked anything in my entire life, so that’s a bit of a big step, also I have a history of asthma.
I take no medication right now, I’ve been on a lot of crap, including prednisone, and I just don’t trust it. I felt worse than I did now and it didn’t do anything for me.
I try to steam them as much as possible, some softer veggies I eat raw at times (cucumber, bell peppers, cherry tomatoes). Things like broccoli, cauliflower etc. I will definitely steam.
Right now I would say about four, but there is no real consistency. I might have a good day and keep eating all day or I might feel crap and just eat two or three small meals.
Right now I’ve been really focusing on getting all organic food, sticking to light meat (chicken, fish, turkey) and veggies. When I eat a lot of fruit I feel the fructose also bothers me so I eat fruit two or three times a week now. I’ve eliminated refined carbs completely. All carbs I get in right now are from veggies, fruit or beans.[/quote]
Prada, seriously look into Questran (colestyramine).
It is a bile acid sequestrant. I’m not certain if you actually had any operations, but it is a common problem for people with both UC/Crohn’s to have issues dealing with bile acid accumulation - which thus causes loose/watery bowel movements. Pretty simple medicine with little to no sides.
Good job on steaming the vegetables. That would have been my main recommendation. Raw veggies tore me up.
As for the meals, I actually transitioned to a pseudo-warrior diet. One large dinner meal and small snacks throughout the day - or one large dinner and 2 pulses (incidentally the pulse feast that CT released matches this closely). Basically I get the bulk of my food digesting through the night, which helps with frequency and other issues.
The other thing that helped me was that I gave up drinking non lactose free milk and caffeinated beverages. That was tough but it helped a lot. The digestive tract is very sensitive to caffeine, so it may be worth a shot for you.
Thanks for the advice, I’ll look into those meds.
I’ve been trying the pulse feast as well, not having to worry about food while I’m at work sounded so great. Basically I’ve been peeing out of my ass ever since, so I think all the water is not absorbed well enough.
I don’t drink any milk or coffee, I stick to water and green tea all day.