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Need advice - colitis

(9 Posts)
Chellebell1 Fri 06-Jun-14 11:42:02

Any1 else suffer from this and have any suggestions to keep symptoms at bay?

Clarky365 Tue 10-Jun-14 20:07:11

Hi there, I believe everyone's "triggers" will be different but after 15 years, for me... For diet, I need to avoid excess alcohol, avoid very rich fatty foods and avoid very high fibre foods (I cannot eat weetabix for example). Not sure why but fizzy drinks do nothing for me - not sure if it's the bubbles or sweeteners or sugar or what. Generally I try to avoid getting too tired or stressed. I find swimming great as some high impact things like aerobics seem to have a physical effect.
I also take a probiotic food supplement called VSL3 - buy online or through a chemist. It's a powder that you mix into juice or yogurt. Helps me. smile
Good luck xxx

Chellebell1 Tue 10-Jun-14 20:28:10

When I get flare ups they're pretty bad and usually end up on steroids because of it, will need to try keep an eye out if anything happens once I'm eating certain foods etc! Thanks for your help

cathyandclaire Tue 10-Jun-14 20:31:49

My DH swears by Actimel/ Yakult and sardines smile

Chellebell1 Tue 10-Jun-14 20:56:41

I couldn't eat the sardines but I'll give the Yakult etc a try smile thanks

sideshowbob2 Tue 10-Jun-14 21:28:32

my colitis is never that great in the summer months, can't eat any foods high in fibre( no high fibre cereals), no fruit, also no dairy products only soya products but i have no gall bladder and suffer with eczema, i always cook foods from scratch and batch cook, tend to stick to casseroles, stews, curries etc, also potatoes only have then once or twice a week, mostly live on basmati rice and pasta

plus3 Tue 10-Jun-14 21:35:18

I certainly find avoiding gluten helps during a flare up - avoid insoluble fibre. Some people find dairy products irritate but I haven't yet excluded them due to my steroid use. Hideous disease. Good luck.

Chellebell1 Thu 12-Jun-14 17:51:10

Thanks for all your help, I'll give it all a try and see if it all helps smile back at docs tomor to get started in more steroids

GezFox Sat 14-Jun-14 13:28:07

My DH suffers the same. Hasn't had a flare up in years by doing the following: cook all food from scratch, takes a probiotic (capsule) and has a probiotic yogurt every day .

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